I love Florida weather. After almost 3 years, I am now spoiled by it and will wear a winter coat when the temperature drops below 60 and a pashmina if it is below 70. Judge if you must, but I HATE cold weather. The harsh language is definitely appropriate. This time of year everyone else in the country wants to enjoy a bit of our sunshine as well. The locals get aggravated because the traffic get so bad and all of the high school and college spring breakers are roaming the beaches. But snow birds hold a special place in my heart because I remember what it was like barely surviving a New England winter and craving the sunshine on my spring breaks in Florida in March. After a week, I would return to the Northeast as red as a lobstah, but I loved every minute of it.
Now I get to enjoy the sunshine all year round and I wear waaaay more sunscreen than I used to :) I also get to enjoy all of the wonderful visitors that love to make the trip down in March! March is going to be a busy month! Last weekend I had lunch with two of my favorite college classmates who were down from Virginia visiting family and soaking up the rays. We went to The Hangar in downtown St. Pete. If you haven't been yet, you must try it. (I highly suggest their signature Chicken and Waffles.)
This weekend brings my amazing parents from Ohio :) I cannot even begin to describe my excitement!!! And the 3rd weekend in March is the main event...my bridal shower!!! (The time is flying by btw, I still cannot believe it is March.) So many wonderful people will be making the trip down for the shower. Family from Ohio, Kentucky, New York and Georgia will be flying in and driving down! I am so blessed!
So even though the traffic gets backed up and there is a line at every restaurant in town, getting stuck behind a car with an Ohio license plate still warms my heart :)