March 14, 2013

Spring Break

SDP 3-14-13
It's spring break here in the Sunshine State. College and high school students as well as families have all descended upon us to enjoy the sun and sand. I always ended up working in college through spring break (and summer break and winter break). But, when I was in my early 30's I finally went on spring break -- to Florida! Naturally, I hit the beaches, stared at the sun, toured Disney and did all the things tourists do.  The morning I was preparing to return to Michigan (in a rather depressed state knowing I would be facing more of Old Man Winter) it suddenly dawned on me that I could move here. It was quite do'able. The search was on...I landed a great job...and moved to Florida four months later.  And, I've never looked back.  (And, who would with beautiful waterways like this to enjoy while others are enduring snow?)  This is Stumps Pass Beach State Park on Manasota Key. It was the first time I went there and it was a terrific getway -- a slice of Old Florida.  More on that later. Hope everyone has a terrific Thursday!

14 comments:

cieldequimper said...

32° here this morning, couldn't be more different. I'm not quite ready for the beach yet but I have to say it's very enticing!

We are: clamco said...

When we got married way back in 1980, we went to Disneyland in CA for our honeymoon. Hubby loved DL so much that he applied for a maintenance job but was swiftly turned down. I wish that he had applied again later on for DW in FL. We could have had moved south when we were younger. You were smart and brave to make that move in your 30s and the area you live in now is wonderful.

SFlaGuy said...

My Dad took us on vacation to Disney after the Blizzard of '76. We moved to Florida in '78. I have yet to miss the snow.

s.c said...

Ha is it not possible for you to send some of that weather over here. It stays to cold here and it make me jalous.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It makes sense to me SRQ, looks like a wonderful part of the world to live in. I'm not sure if I could ever be happy living away from the coast now.

Lowell said...

You came, you saw, you stayed! A familiar story! And aren't you glad you did?

LOLfromPasa said...

Spring break meant fun times at Laguna Beach in California and now I am as far as you can get from the sea in England and much cooler climate. I seem to have done the opposite to you. How mad is that :). Nice warm photo!

Michelle said...

Our spring break is two more weeks away!

LONDONLULU said...

Spring Break season already? Where did the time go? It's still snowing here, but I'm hoping our weather will look even remotely like this soon (fat chance, the entire northeast could never be FL, never:)

Kay said...

Love the blues of this water! I didn't even know what spring break was when I was in college. (It may have been so long ago that there wasn't such a thing!) I've always been near the Pacific; couldn't imagine leaving the coast, though we came perilously close to moving to Lake Havasu, Arizona (120 degrees in the shade in summer...and there's precious little shade).

Birdman said...

Good for you. Pulling bthe trigger was well woth it for you in the loooong run.

Jack said...

So, you were a smarty pants even then!

Say hi to Doc for me. I just got an autographed copy of his newest book as a thank you from a recent guest. So why am I on a computer typing away instead of reading?

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Not only did you land in Florida but you found an area rich with natural beauty and wild animals.

Bises,
Genie

Kay said...

Hi there. You mentioned earlier that March is a busy time for you. I hope it's just your busy-ness that's keeping you from posting and that you're otherwise doing well.