I’m sure you wondered where I disappeared to. Or maybe you didn’t notice?
We spend part of our winters in Florida and this year that part was March. It seems strange telling relative strangers, or relatives who are strangers(!), our plans ahead of time, so instead I just kind of dropped out of cyberspace. I contemplated writing generic posts while away, but it felt really good to slightly disconnect with no expectations. It was nice. Really nice.
I took lots of books, no quilting or hand work and very few pictures!
One evening we took a sunset, sailing cruise on the Manastee River. We randomly chose a boat at the marina and the captain just so happened to have two spots left for that night. We had a little history tour, astronomy lesson and maybe a little wine and appetizers. There were only 6 of us on board so it was really interesting. Highly recommend the Windancer!
We took in quite a few of Tiger’s baseball games. I think it is going to be a good year!!
We enjoyed lots of fresh produce from a local farm market. We were also really happy to find that there was a brand new Fresh Market grocery store nearby. This is one of our favorite chains and we’ve missed it since it closed in Grand Rapids.
We enjoyed fresh oysters as often as possible! They were HUGE!! And just look at that sunshine! Can’t get enough of that, either!
And lots and lots of walking. We walked about 5 miles first thing every morning. I think we only missed 3 mornings for the entire month. And even then we made up our 10,000, minimum steps, later in the day. Now that we are back home, we are waiting for the cold to move on out, to get back at it. Outside.
Getting out, breathing the fresh air, getting away from the TV, news, and media really does revive a person. Listening to your inner voice, not those being pushed on to you is like pushing a reset button.
Oh and the sunsets……. I think they were showing out, this year, they were just gorgeous. The perfect ending to any day. Don’t you think?
We feel blessed to be able to spend part of our winter in Florida, but it sure feels good to be back home!!