I've been in South Florida for more than five weeks now, but it's a location that I will never get accustomed to. While I'm living in a comfortable spot, enjoying the very warm weather, and getting in quite a bit of play time, it's crazy here.
There are far more Walgreen's than green trees, drivers texting to their hearts' content (at high speed), and more concrete than I've seen in a very, very long time. I shake my head on a daily basis at the sameness of the (expensive) housing developments, the multitude of shopping plazas, and the wide, high-speed roadways of never-ending cars.
As I consciously attempt to remain a civilized member of society, it isn't very easy to do. And, while I may regret not spending more time with friends here, I am shopping for a new homestead (a three-season tent), and dreaming of waking up to the sounds of Mother Nature.
12/29/2016 02:10:07 pm
Paul and I drove down Ocean Road in Narragansett yesterday. Acres of land once treed that belonged to a retreat for group of nuns had been leveled. Large sign for major housing development. Town had chance to buy and keep green but chose not to, sad.
12/31/2016 10:29:33 pm
12/31/2016 10:02:16 am
Judy Dear! What a change of events. Glad you had a Norma Ray moment and took action sorry you are stuck in concrete land. Here is to more trees and green in 2017!
12/31/2016 10:25:00 pm
1/1/2017 07:48:18 pm
Looks like a very Merry Christmas with friends. Love the photo of the Church you attended on Christmas. It must be quite large to fit the manger in front of the altar.
1/2/2017 04:56:59 pm
Thanks, and Happy New Year, too. I'm not looking to settle in one place yet so not too worried about location. Moving on from here in a week and will see what the universe brings!
1/10/2017 07:29:13 pm
Happy New Year My Friend! Sitting here watching Seinfeld reruns & reading your blog 😃 Looks like you enjoyed a great holiday - recycled gifts are the BEST ! We have several that return annually & bring many laughs & cheers ! all is well in the north country- snowshoeing has commenced ❄️ Hope you get to find solace soon in your tent ~ and leave the concrete jungle for awhile Cheers to a brandy new year of adventure !!!
1/11/2017 12:50:23 pm
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