Find Me in Florida Again.

Welcome to Florida during another one of balmy Winter seasons! This is the season where we enjoy balmy Florida sunsets and sunrises, depending on which side of the state you are on. Weather during December, January, Feb., and March is 40s at night, and 60s and 70s during the day. Residents steer clear of crowded Themeparks during the holidays. We have sense. Don't say we didn't warn you. This is not summertime. Ask a resident how we live here. Answers will be various yet the same. Life is different here than "up north" or "out west". Enjoy the gifts of God, we do!Forget about what you should do and just live and try not to be rigid. The sun is shining. Look up and smile. We do.

Mary, Star of the Sea: Camping on Key West

I COULDA WOULDA TOLD THIS FAMILY NOT NOT NOT TO CAMP IN 90 DEGREE SUMMER HEAT. But noooo, I doubt if they would have listened. Unbelievable!

Here’s what I posted. Don’t know if she’ll post it but here’s what I posted.

I HAVE LIVED IN FLA for 40+ years. We went camping on Anclote Key/Island in 1977 Memorial Day. You can only get there by boat. When we as a couple were there in 09, we went to Ft. Jefferson on te Dry Tortugas National Park. It costs $150 a person to get there. It was a day splurge and a bucket list item. You can camp primitive there, but there are rats and we chose not to do so. The no seeums are very bad on most beaches. Better to check in with a AAA card at the local Wyndam hotel. Priceline is the best way to go. Don’t camp in the summer == that’s Florida 101. Did your kids get eaten alive on the beach? We could have told you that is how it is. Also Ft Myers beach is cheaper and more fun. They have a sunset celebration at night — every night at 7 ish. Kids get to see clowns and shows. Best to try that. OH Bahia Honda state park has sleep 6 cabins for about $125 a night now. Woulda coulda told you about that too. They sleep more and is AC’d.

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210We got back last night from our 4 day/3 night trip to Key West.  Three nights in a tent is a PR (personal record) for me, I’m sure.  I like the **idea** of camping, but the reality is less appealing.  Even Bill remarked that my fuse gets pretty short while camping, which is his polite way of saying that I have no fuse at all.  As I told one of my daughters, while on this trip, “It’s all about being at peace with dirt.  The amount of fun you have is directly related to how dirty you are willing to be.”  I then looked at my husband and told him, with a forced smile, that I was doing a pretty good job of being at peace with the dirt.  He just shook his head.  It’s all relative.  I did better than when we camped in Missouri in 2007.


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Author: findmeinfloridaagain

I am a middle aged lady who is married 16 years. I grew up here in the Tampa Bay area. I am from NYC and LongIsland. I met my Chicago husband here. We have many adventures here and consider most viewpoints and love dialogue on all topics. Dialogue brings understanding and understanding brings hope.

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