Back in Florida and loving it.

Here we are in Florida. We were awake for 22 hours yesterday, before we finally fell into bed last night. With the time difference, and the fact that it was a daytime flight, we didn’t sleep at all on the plane. I was so engrossed in my book, Kate Atkinson’s ‘Case histories,’ that the time just ‘flew’ by. πŸ˜€

The guy at passport control was really chatty and friendly; our bags came through quickly, we got an upgrade on the car rental, so everything went really well. On the drive from Miami airport, I was craving a Starbuck’s chai latte and a toasted sun-dried tomato, mozzarella, and basil panini, so we stopped off and had this for supper. Just sitting there amongst the local folk, typically working on their laptops, it was as though we’d never been away. Sorry about the lopsided pic. I snapped it as we were driving away. πŸ™‚

The drive back was uneventful, although we did see two accidents on the 95, with police already in attendance.We stopped off to do some grocery shopping at our local supermarket, and when we arrived at our little house, it was just as we’d left it. It was nice to get acquainted with all my ‘stuff’ here. It’s funny how you forget what you’ve got when you haven’t seen it for 6 months. πŸ™‚ After unpacking some essentials, we finally got into bed about 11 pm. What bliss that was!

This morning, we looked out at the lake, but there wasn’t much going on; just an egret having a morning chat to an anhinga on the opposite bank, up by the golf course.

I’m afraid that our trusty old Sanyo camera has just finally given up the ghost. The new one is on order, so let’s hope it hurries up and gets here. Just across from where I’m sitting, there is a gorgeous anhinga sitting drying its wings in the morning sun. It’s a lovely calm, mild day, and there’s a lot to do, so I must get on and do it. I’ll catch up with you all later. Have a great day.

74 comments on “Back in Florida and loving it.

  1. Lovely to hear that you back in Florida and your trip was smooth. I love that beautiful lake you have there. Enjoy your Sunday and looking forward to hearing about the happenings there…xxx

  2. I know what you man when you look through all your “stuff” you haven’t seen for 6 months. I always think it is like getting a whole lot of new things…

  3. Good to hear that you had safe travels πŸ™‚ Your cheesecake in the other post looks absolutely divine!

  4. Your snow bird flight is definitely farther than most. So glad you’ve arrived at your winter home all safe and sound… Funny that your first impulse was Starbucks. πŸ˜‰ If you’re ever looking for a theme, I’d love to hear comparisons (USA v SA)… not necessarily a critique, but differences, I am always fascinated by that sort of thing. But who will play your piano at the Mall???

    • The Starbucks chai latte and the panini are an addiction that I haven’t been able to feed whilst I was away. πŸ™‚ The other pianist has promised to stand in for me, or to organise someone else, if he can’t manage it. I think that my posts from here may well highlight some of the differences between SA and USA, but for a start, your toilet paper, kitchen roll, and cling film is of a far superior quality. πŸ˜†

  5. Hi AD….glad you had a great trip! (long tho!) We only had 11 hours in planes getting home from Rome on Monday. It’s fun to think of you stateside! When my folks were alive I made many trips to Stuart, FL…flying into West Palm Beach airport. Small world! πŸ˜‰

  6. Good to hear you’re back in Florida safely Sylvia. I always find it’s far better, jet lag wise, to stay up as you did. Should knock your body clock back into US time a lot faster. I’m looking forward to lots of pictures with your new camera once it’s arrived and you’re settled once more. πŸ™‚

  7. Glad you arrive ‘home’ safe and without incident which is always a plus.
    Hope the new camera arrives in short order, with egrets and anhingas in your backyard you need something that will capture all the action. πŸ˜€

      • If you’re over by I95,no I’m not,as you’ll be going pretty much straight north,methinks. If you were going out to hit I75 on the western side of Florida-say,Tampa for eg as it runs through there (I ran Florida much back in the 90’s trucking πŸ˜‰ )-up into Knoxville to take I40 east to I81 north and go through Virginia.Maryland,and PA to go into that portion of western NY…then when you get close to the TN/VA border,you’d drive 7 miles from my home though…which way y’all goin? πŸ™‚

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