Let me start by saying this is not a weather blog. Certainly weather plays a role in this perk, but not the only one. We have lived in numerous places, but one thing is different, at least for us, about Florida.
We first noticed this perk while living in Miami for a year. We found that we were suddenly popular. Almost as soon as we settled into our condo on Biscayne Bay, we started to have friends and family visit in a steady stream. I certainly get the appeal of being in Miami in the winter rather than the other places like OH, PA, or DC where we have lived. Whatever the attraction, we enjoy the opportunity to visit with friends old and new wherever we are.
These last two weeks we have been lucky enough to have two couples we have known for many years visit along with relatively new friends that we met on a rally back in 2010.
Our friends Judy and Gary stopped by on a road trip from the Tampa area on their way to New Orleans. They made the Alaska trip with us back in May of last year. Their picture is from the glacier tour out of Valdez, since I failed to get a picture during this visit.
Next Jim and Helen made an extended stop here with their new motorhome to help us taste test some wines from our wine club. We had a great time with them and even managed to get out see some local history at Fort Pickens.
Most recently, Dan and Corrie stopped for a few days in their motorhome to visit on their way west. We have known Dan and Corrie since the late 1970's. Dan and I were stationed together in Rotterdam and we both left with Dutch wives. We have continued to cross paths over the years and even were stationed together in Rotterdam during the last part of the 1990's. Since then we both have enjoyed RVing, meeting up along the road occasionally.
We certainly hope this perk continues, as spending good times with friends and family is what it is all about!