Why I Love Living in Florida

The following pictures were taken on March 8–still in the tail end of winter in most states. It is on days like this that I love living in Florida. In the middle of the winter, it can get colder than you would think and in the dead heat of summer walking out into the humidity can make you feel like you just stepped into a shower with your clothes on. However, in the middle of October when many cities are getting their first sleet or snowfall and at the beginning of March when most people are still trying to dig out of their homes wondering when it is ever going to end, something magical happens on the Gulf Coast.

The weather is absolutely beautiful. Blue skies with puffy clouds. Slight wind. Whitecaps on the waves. Powdery white sand. No jellyfish. When we woke up in the morning, we knew we had to hit the beach. The water was a little cold but it didn’t stop the kids from jumping right in. It was such a beautiful day and we can’t wait to head to the beach next weekend!

Thanks to Debbie at Delicious Baby for hosting Photo Friday. Check out other great travel photos every Friday!


  1. 1

    I’m inspired to take the kids to the beach. Great photos. Thanks for sharing!

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    Mara from Motherofalltrips says:

    It’s raw and chilly here – your pictures were a bit of sunshine. Thanks for sharing.

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    Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish says:

    We love living in Florida, too….especially this time of year!

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    Yup. I can see the love.
    : )

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    Angela K. Nickerson says:

    Heck, I don’t know how you could ever go to work with that distraction nearby. Cheers!

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    1217620103s654 says:

    Visiting at this time of the year definitely looks like the best time to me, especially as I’m not so fond of excessive heat and humidity. Looks like the kids had a great time!


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    Wow, great combination of pictures and narrative… I can almost feel the excitement building as you head to the beach

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    These beachy pictures are just gorgeous! Looks like you live in a beautiful place!

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    Peter Carey says:

    That last shot is precious! Boys are such boys.