i'm back from florida!
the weather was beautiful. sunshine every day, highs 65 - 74. the air smelled wonderful.
here's something i noticed both times i traveled to a warm location -- somewhere around day 3 something strange happens. in the cold north every muscle is tight -- as if bracing for a blow. but around day 3 of warm weather those muscles relax. it happens all at once, as if the body finally realizes it no longer has to be in severe clench mode.
this is the cottage where i stayed before heading to my dad's house.
paynes prairie state park
this preserve is amazing. fifty miles long; fifteen miles wide. located between gainesville and ocala off 75.
another cool place: