Friday, June 30, 2017
I cannot believe I haven't posted anything since 2015. Time sure does fly when you are having fun.
Anyway, in 2015 we decided to winter further south in Florida and after visiting a number of locations we settled in Bradenton, but our move proved the old adage that the grass might look greener on the other side of the fence, but it rarely is. The Bradenton area itself was awesome, except for the noseeums. These almost invisible bloodsucking insects can make life outside almost unbearable. Mosquitos are welcome guests compared to these mini-demons. The only way to be outside, day or night, was to have at least one fan blowing directly on you and to soak oneself in insect repellent, which is not a pleasant thing in itself.
We endured until the end of March 2016 and then headed west to the Grand Canyon, Meteor Crater, Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, and other points in Arizona, Utah, Oregon, New Mexico, etc. We toured the west for about five months and then came back to the eastern seaboard to visit our children and other family members, ending up in the Florida panhandle for the winter.
We plan to go to the Florida Keys again for 3-4 weeks in October - November.