Sunday, February 28, 2016

Sunshine in Winter

Yellow Crowned Night Heron
When you live in New England February can feel like the longest month of the year. We decided to take a break and head down to the Florida Keys, and I tell you the morning we left we just couldn't get out of town fast enough.

My husband had booked a flight for 10am, but of course the airline re-booked us without notice to an earlier flight. That meant getting up and out the door with two teenagers by 5am. Anyone with teenagers knows just how difficult a task that is. The temperature was 3 degrees (fahrenheit, or -16 celsius) with a wind chill that pushed it to roughly 15 below. That meant having to lug heavy winter coats with us to Florida. Seriously? 

It was all well worth it. It rained the first 2 days, and I couldn't have cared less. I was in flip flops and capris and loving every minute. I can't say that I did much else but soak in the sun, walk a bit along the coast and do a little bird watching. It was perfect to just be.

16 comments:

Claudia Aguilar said...

well deserved! I am gals you had a break :)

Claudia Aguilar said...


*i meant glad...not easy typing with one finger and a squigly one year old on other arm

JoJo said...

That was a brutally cold day wasn't it? It's not so bad now, for Feb up here! Much better than last winter. Glad you were able to get away!

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

Yeah for you and yours! Been there twice - truly a place like no other!!!!

Magic Love Crow said...

So happy you had an excellent break! You are so right, it is perfect to just be!

Shel said...

Oh it sounds lovely!! Rain or shine!! :-)

Liz E said...

Good for you! It's so important to recharge the old batteries. Sunshine does wonders.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Oh, how wonderful! I can just imagine how happy you were to escape the cold. I'd spend every January and February down south if I could.

Duni said...

What I wouldn't give to be in flip flops and shorts right now!
I'm glad you could get away with your family to lovely Florida this winter :)

Christine Altmiller said...

So glad you got the heck outta here for a while to relax!

windrock studio said...

Yep, that sounds like perfect timing and a perfect trip ... good for you and those teenagers!

Memories for Life said...

I'm so jealous of those blue skies and palm trees! I'm demanding a vacation next February. I agree, the longest month, no matter what the calendar says!

Miss Val's Creations said...

I'm so happy for you guys! Getting away in winter is such a great feeling.

BeadedTail said...

Looks like a beautiful place to getaway to!

Amy S. said...

Happy for you that you and your family were able to get out of town! Love the bird pic!!

Melissa at bubbyandbean.com said...

I just got back from a sunny vacation too and it was exactly what I needed. Glad you had a great time!

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