Reflecting Upon Time Spent in Florida

Reflecting Upon Time Spent in Florida

“We do not learn from experience… we learn from reflecting on experience.”
― John Dewey

I left school Friday afternoon of Memorial Day weekend this year with my car packed and a long drive ahead of me.  A long-anticipated trip to Orlando, Florida began that Friday afternoon.

I arrived after midnight, checked into my hotel, and looked forward to meeting fellow scavengers later that morning.  I have participated in a

Pool Views

Pool Views

“Like any child, I slid into myself perfectly fitted, as a diver meets her reflection in a pool. Her fingertips enter the fingertips on the water, her wrists slide up her arms. The diver wraps herself in her reflection wholly, sealing it at the toes, and wears it as she climbs rising from the pool, and ever after.”
― Annie Dillard, An American Childhood

In the summertime, I spend a lot of time at the pool.  I swim a mile a day most days in the summer.  I find that it is excellent exercise.  It also gives me an hour and fifteen minutes each day to disconnect from all technology and just take time to think.  I find it is so peaceful.

While visiting Florida, I decided to use my camera to take a closer look

St. Pete Beach, Florida

St. Pete Beach, Florida

A dear friend of mine, Tanji, and I  have been visiting each other for a week each summer for the past twenty-four years.  We started this tradition when we both moved away from Charleston, SC, where we began our friendship.

About eight years ago, we spent part of our time at St. Pete Beach with our children.  Visiting St. Pete Beach began an additional tradition as we now try to spend a couple of days there each time I visit my friend in Florida.

When we go to St. Pete Beach, there are two places we like to stay.  We always enjoy staying at

Homosassa, Florida

Homosassa, Florida

I recently returned from a visit to spend time with my brother, Paul, and his wife, Janet, in Florida.  While there, we took a couple of day trips.  Our first day trip was to Homosassa, Florida.

We made reservations prior to heading to Homosassa