Monday, February 2, 2009

A Brief Escape from Winter

Last week my husband had a meeting in Florida, so I decided to tag along.

I take back all the nasty things I've said about Florida in the past.....it was heavenly.

We had just experienced almost 3 weeks of sub-freezing weather, so the warmth and sunshine were even more welcome. Here's my front yard the day before we left.
I don't like my beaches lined with high rise hotels, so I fell in love with Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, at the south end of Key Biscayne.

We went there to see the 95 foot tall Lighthouse, but stayed for the pristine beach.

The Everglades National Park was also amazing: blue herons (like this one), egrets, wood storks, anhingas, and alligators were everywhere.


We arrived home to 4 more inches of icy slushy stuff, and we're expecting more tonight.

2 comments:

K Spoering said...

Ah, an escape to warmth! I am jealous. Is the beach at the top of the post white with snow or with sand?

J. Austin - said...

The beach is white sand. It was in the upper 70s. Delicious! Less than 3 hours on Southwest Airlines!I hope to escape for at least a few days every winter.