We intend to stay one more day here in Jetty Park in hope that the countdown will continue as planned. If not, we will head on to our obligations at the farm in Vero Beach about an hour south. The view of takeoff won’t be nearly as spectacular there, but we’ve postponed our workamping stay long enough already.
In the meantime, here are some scenes from our first day in Florida …
Just a few weeks ago up in North Carolina, we huddled under our wool blanket when it was 28 degrees out at night. And now, we’re dining outside in our bare feet. I think I’m going to like Florida.
While we are not quite subtropical yet, we are definitely getting there. The weather is balmy, and it’s November! The trees are palmy, and the earth everywhere is much more sand than soil. Remember that when deciding to run or bike on any trails in these parts! It will be interesting to see what grows at the farm and how.
While I would like to think we are officially snowbirds now, since we plan to sit out at least some of the winter months in Florida, I wonder what the fulltiming rules are regarding this. Do we have to spend a whole season in the South before oficcially donning the Snowbird title? Must we be retired? Do we have to be older than 60?
I’ve called myself a fulltimer since we sold our house and hit the road six months ago. Yet we just met an older couple who have been on the road since January who do not consider themselves fulltimers because they still have a house. So what makes a fulltimer a fulltimer? And who exactly is the typical snowbird?