12 February 2014
WELCOME TO FLORIDA
So, now I'm in Florida. I've been here a whole week already, and on the one hand, that feels accurate. On the other hand, I can't believe it's been a solid week - actually, more than that since I came down Tuesday of last week. A lot got packed into this past week(ish) - my mom's friend was in town for the first couple days, we went to iFly in Orlando and I spent a solid 30 minute block working on my back fly (Level II Flyer, here I come!), and today we just got back from spending four days in Stuart.
Stuart is a small town just north of West Palm Beach. My mom has a friend who lives there, so we drove south to visit and stay for a few days. And I gotta say, I had a blast! I attended a masquerade (separate post coming up next!), made a ton of new friends, visited West Palm, met up with a friend from Seattle who happens to live there now, had the chance to take some decent photos for the first time in a while, and listened to some really talented performers at an open mic night. I honestly had my doubts because Stuart is such a small town, and I'm such a city girl, but I wasn't bored at all. It was really, really great. Easy to drive down to West Palm for a city fix if needed, but the people in Stuart were so great, and it's such a cute and well-located town that there was always something you could go do or see. At least, that's how I felt. I really do look forward to going back, which I know we'll be doing a few times while I'm here.
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