Today is supposedly the last extremely frigid day in the forecast for a while. Tomorrow it’s supposed to be a tropical 26 degrees Farenheit. Then again, today was supposed to get up to 15 degrees and right now it sits happily at 7 degrees, feels like -6 with winds gusting to 35 mph. Warmth doesn’t seem to actually be happening here until May if we’re lucky so guess what? I’m getting the heck out of dodge and escaping to warmth!
I’m quite often ghost writing about Florida warmth as if I live there but now I’m finally heading to the Sunshine State to experience it first hand. Yes, I do realize that today some places in Florida were in the 40s but to that I say: it’s not 7!!! Or worse, the negative whatever it’s felt like for the past several days here. At this point I’d probably be wearing shorts in 40 degree weather.
A week from today I’m hopping on a plane bound for the sunny south. My mother is coming too as I treat both of us to a long-awaited thaw out from winter’s frigid temperatures. I haven’t been to Florida since I drove the girls and my mom down to Disney World years ago. I haven’t been on a plane in over two years. Even so, I’m looking forward to the whole trip because I love to travel! And I love the beach, the ocean and warmth!
New England is still my favorite trip destination and I will be traveling there soon but I just need a break from all the cold. I’ll only be in Florida for a few days but I’m confident it will perk up my spirits and help cure the winter drearies that threaten to overwhelm me. I look forward to watching the sunsets and sunrises over the ocean, walking the beach in the early morning and not having to dress in several layers every day. Time to dust off the shorts and summer dresses and dig out the sunblock because this pale chick is off to soak up the heat!