Well, we've covered a lot of miles this weekend, and have crossed states lines faster than I can post about them! We've said goodbye to Florida, and have traveled through Georgia. It just doesn't feel right to leave a place behind without a proper sendoff, though. We spent about two and a half months total in Florida, and really did see the best of times and the worst of times!
-The sun! As we made our way into central Florida, we said good bye to the gray skies and starting shedding some of our winter layers.
-The blue water. There were so many gorgeous different shades of blue I even found myself snapping pictures of just the water for future reference (for what exactly, I'm not sure…).
-The scenery. Palm trees and Spanish moss? The perfect foliage combination if you ask me!
-The architecture. One of the things I noticed about Florida is how varied it's architecture is. From Spanish-influenced to ultra modern and everything in between. And most of the homes along the water were gorgeous mansions, so there was always something to ogle at!
-Visits from family!
-Along with warmer weather came the humidity. The whole time that we were in southern Florida everything in the boat just felt damp, and it was really kind of gross! I'd put on a clean shirt or climb into bed at night and everything would feel wet. Not a pleasant feeling!
-Key West. I've talked about the rough time we had during the first part of our stay in Key West, so I won't go into detail again. We know now not to visit it again by boat!
-Engine trouble. We had about three or four incidents where things just stopped working. Fortunately, they all seem to be ok now, they just caused a lot of unwelcome stress and inconvenience (and expense) at the time.
-Boat traffic. Florida was definitely the most congested as far as boat traffic goes. Especially on the weekends! Unfortunately, not everyone is very considerate about throwing huge wakes.
Between the palm trees, the tiny, uninhabited islands, the sandy beaches, and the cities, there was a lot of beauty to behold along Florida's coast! Some of my favorite sights (you can click on the name to read my post about the place in case you missed it):
Thanks for the memories, Florida!