6 things I've learned while living in Florida {guest post} | Enduring All Things

Saturday, June 21, 2014

6 things I've learned while living in Florida {guest post}

Hey friends, Happy First Day of Summer! I have a wonderful treat for you today! In honor of the first day of Summer, the wonderful Heather from My Little HEA is here to tell us a little about the Sunshine State. She was one of my Carabox partners for the Spring quarter and she sent me so many awesome Florida goodies. So without further adieu, take it away, Heather!

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Happy Saturday Morning From Bisons to Buckeyes readers!! It's officially the first day of Summer; and since it's basically Summer year round in Florida, I thought I'd share with you some of the things I've learned about living in Florida over the past several years.
Owning sunglasses is a MUST. A hat comes in a close second and never leave the house without some sort of sun protection. It's hotter than Hades in Orlando or anywhere inland for that matter and it feels like someone is holding a magnifying glass over you from just a few inches away. I'm lucky I live on the Gulf side where we get a nice evening breeze most days.

Yes, you need sunnies, but you also need to carry an umbrella with you because it rains at the same time everyday for a few months out of the year. If you're stuck in an amusement park and it begins raining...don't leave, just step into a shop/restaurant/indoor exhibit and wait out the storm. It'll be sunny again in no time!
You will wait 2 to 4 minutes at traffic lights. It will seem like an hour and a half. You will also go out of your way to avoid sitting at said traffic light only to be bogged down by a retiree/old person/blue hair that doesn't know how to turn left without a green arrow. Flashing yellow lights are one of the greatest inventions since sliced bread.

Eastern Standard Time Sucks - so this isn't just for Florida it's for all Eastern States, but the shows you want to watch can start as late as TEN o'clock! 10/9 central is the bane of my existence since moving from Central time.

You don't want to plan a beach trip during the six weeks that begin at the beginning of March because actually getting onto the beach can take you over two hours if you're not careful and nobody has time for that.
You can watch the sunrise on the East Coast and drive four hours to the Gulf to watch the sun set that same evening. It's all about the Staycation when you live in Florida baby!

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Well those are some great tips. I still don't think I would mind living in Florida over Ohio even if it does rain every afternoon in the Summer. But maybe that's just me. Why don't you all go show Heather some love!
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