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.
Cyclist, writer, teacher, avid reader, bike/ped advocate, nomad, pie lover