Thursday, January 8, 2015

We'll Follow the Sun

     I have fled the wintry mix that is the Northeast and joined the great Snowbird migration to warmer and sunnier shores. So I woke up yesterday, a little after 7 a.m., to see a sunrise over the Atlantic . . .



      Later, I walked down to the beach. It's a little chilly, granted, but I checked the weather site and saw that at home today it is 5 degrees, and with northwest winds at 16 mph and gusts up to 30 mph, it "feels like -13 degrees," according to the weather channel.


     Hello Florida! Isn't retirement great!


19 comments:

gigihawaii said...

Looks nice. Maybe you and B can visit with Olga.

DJan said...

I visit my sister once a winter in Florida. It's wonderful when it's warm, which it isn't right now! She's complaining bitterly down in Tampa. Are you there for the winter?

Mac n' Janet said...

Well normally I'd say yes, but it's in the lower 20's here in Savannah with a wind chill around 10º.

Linda Myers said...

It's only going to get to the 60s today in Tucson, and there's a hazardous weather condition warning for "widespread sprinkles" - really!

Olga Hebert said...

You got here just in time for the cold weather. It is 50 degrees here in Venice today, after three weeks of temps in the low 80's. Pulled out a fleece jacket and jeans. Such temps in Vermont would be cause for shorts and flip flops!

Stephen Hayes said...

I'm starting to dream about waking up to sunshine. Our boy is off to Puerto Vallarta today. Maybe he can mail me some sunshine.

Tabor said...

We are headed down for a few weeks next month, and I certainly hope that cold disappers!

rosaria williams said...

Relatively warmer is better than nothing. Enjoy.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Oh yes! Florida is the place to be today!

Laura Lee Carter said...

I hear you Tom... we're in the mid-60s today in southern CO, and we didn't even have to go anywhere!

LyseMcDonough said...

We call ourselves "Sunbirds" as we follow the sun to Florida every November 1st and go back by May 1.
Would love to connect..we're in Sebastian, on the Atlantic coast. Give us a shout!
Lyse and Tom from Barrie ON
Both on Facebook!

June said...

If you stay there long enough, you, along with all the other Floridians, can begin to scoff at "wind chill" . . . while those of us up here will be doing what we can to keep our skin from peeling off from dehydration when it "feels like -13."

Kathy @ SMART Living 365.com said...

Hi Tom! Glad to hear you are "thawing" out but you do know that you don't have to be retired to live where it is warm right? It is 72 degrees here in Southern California! ~Kathy

#1Nana said...

It's not quite that cold in Oregon, but I am ready to head south. I hope to drag the spouse away from duck and goose hunting for a few weeks in warmer climates. I don't understand his love a hobby that requires you to hide outside in the cold for hours waiting for birds to fly over.

Tom Sightings said...

Olga, I apologize. I think I brought the cold air with me -- same thing happened last year. But Rosaria, you're still right; 50 degrees is a lot better than 15 degrees! And Kathy, I keep trying to think up a smart-ass answer for you, but I got nuthin' ... nuthin' but envy!

Michael McDonald said...

Cool weather lasted one day as usual. I'm in the Keys and I'm enjoying my morning coffee watching the sunrise on my boat. Time for my bike ride now. It's a glorious day.

Anonymous said...

Unless you're in Florida for the long haul, and not just one or two weeks, it's really immaterial where you are. Eventually you'll be back in the sub zero temps and your Florida vacation will be nothing more than a memory.
It's the long-timers I'm jealous of.

DDD said...

Your timing is perfect!! Enjoy your time in Florida.

Bob Lowry said...

We are in Palm Springs at the moment for the Film Festival...weather is upper 60's and perfect. Winter in the sunshine and warmth: it feels so good!