I wrote this back in April and ended up staying in Florida about two and a half weeks into May. All my posts for during that time are covered with the addition of videos being added to a new playlist called "Florida" on my YouTube Channel which I have included below. I have more videos to come. In terms of posts here, this will wrap up the A Winter in Florida and Spring in Florida series. Should you want to read about any of those, you can use the search feature on the site with either categories or keywords.
The best way to describe my experiences during this six month period would be calm excitement. I had a blast. I learned so much and had so many wonderful, new experiences. Some things I left out, have forgotten, or highlighted, and no matter where the moment falls in that, I am very happy with the overall experience. From big changes to every little one, I recall the time there fondly and would say it was my best Winter and some of my favorite seasons of my life thus far. A flow of travel and pacing that I so love developed and has become my current normal. I have even recently commented how glad I am to have gotten used to roundabouts in The Villages because I am driving in so many of them lately. :)
My time in Florida late fall into Spring has really brought to my attention the diversity and offerings one state can have. It's getting hotter than I'd like and my time here for now will soon be finished, however, there are still places I'd like to visit and explore more so a return to Florida will happen at some point.
I'm hoping some of what I've shared through my A Winter in Florida posts inspires folks who are not only visiting but also residents who may like to travel and not go as far.
From the ocean to the swamp, and the lake to the city, there is something for everyone. And a day trip can be just as thrilling as a season.
Go have some fun and find your adventure!