Thursday, May 17, 2007

enjoying the insane florida weather

We finally made it to Toronto after a crazy 30-hour car ride from Marco Island, FL. Check out the rest of our Florida photos here.

I remember when I was growing up, we used to visit Florida much more (because it was the closest hotspot to Toronto). Before this visit, the last time I was in Florida was 2000. I've since gotten used to the temperate Pacific Northwest climate and the heat and humidity hit me like a brick wall as we walked out of the Fort Myers airport.

In the brief 10 days that we were in Marco Island (on the Gulf coast), we experienced blazing heat, humidity, thunderstorms, smog from brush fires and lots of wind and choppy waters from the first hurricane of the season (Andrea) off the coast of North Carolina. It was cool!

Storm rolling in
Originally uploaded by evelet.
Here is a photo from the balcony of our condo of a thunderstorm rolling in at sunset. Many of the sunsets from the condo balcony are magical. We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful place to stay in Marco Island. I can't wait to go back...

Saturday, May 5, 2007


It's sunny and a balmy 30 deg. C here in Marco Island and now that we're used to it, we're relaxing and enjoying! Josh (and Brian!) got their first "taste" of the Gulf of Mexico yesterday. I think Josh's reaction speaks for itself! We've been sleeping lots, shopping and definitely basking in the Florida sun. I've been getting my fill of Florida grapefruits - they are the best!

Unfortunately, the condo only has a dial up connection and it took a LONG time to upload this one photo. I will post the rest of the photos on Flickr once we get to Toronto.