We are now starting week 4 of our extended Florida stay. We’re not sure what we should call this trip – it’s longer than a simple vacation but short of ‘wintering’ the whole season. We’re not ‘snowbirds’ because we don’t have property here, but we also aren’t tourists because we’ve spent so much time in Florida over the years.
Yesterday morning we packed up from our place in Lake Buena Vista, just outside Walt Disney World (above). Today we wake up in Gulfport, Florida – near the beaches & bays of St. Petersburg. We’ll be here for 16 days.
It’s quite as if we packed up from one vacation to go to another.
We came to Florida with just two suitcases, but we have since added a third. Our bags were pretty tight coming down, and we’ve done a bit of shopping along the way. Rather than keep cramming things in tighter & tighter, we’ll just pay the extra bag fee at the airline and keep things from getting smashed.
Related: Snowbird Packing
The weather in Florida is variable enough this time of year that you need to pack for several seasons. I’ve used my light winter jacket & gloves when temps were in the 30s three weeks ago. This weekend it will top 90 several days in a row. This has led to a little extra shopping.
Have you ever came home with more suitcases than you left with?
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