Welcome New Floridians

This site started on the Tenth Anniversary of our moving to Florida.  Ten years came and went pretty quickly. We have learned a lot in those years and have made some mistakes along the way. Our goal is to try to help new Florida residents, and those thinking about relocating here, profit from our experience.

The articles are set up with a variety of categories, so you can look for whatever interests you. We are open to suggestions to improve the site and will try to answer any questions asked.

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Put the Phone Down

Last weekend, we visited one of the many street festivals that are held in Florida. Lots of vendors trying to sell photos, art, sculpture, trinkets, and anything else you could think of.

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Swimming in Florida Fresh Water

Florida has over one million resident alligators; they can be found in every county in the state. It seems that just about any body of fresh water has the possibility of providing a home for a gator.

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What’s for Breakfast?

Warning, the following may not be suited for everyone. Mother Nature can be a bit cruel. All creatures need to eat; sometimes it may not be pretty.

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You have to see it to believe it

Driving into my neighborhood last week, I spotted a large flock of birds flying around. That is not unusual this time of year, so I paid no extra attention to them.

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Bird of Paradise

One of the most popular plants in Florida, the Bird of Paradise requires little care and produces spectacular flowers.

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Pool Blankie

One of my least favorite jobs of the year is putting the cover on the pool.

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Florida’s Fifty Shades of Gray

Gray hair, that is. As hard as it may be to believe, not all of the people you meet in Florida sport their original hair color. If the truth were told, the majority of Floridians have various shades of gray hair. However, thanks to modern chemistry, a person of any...

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White Pelicans

White Pelicans While out photographing some song birds in the yard last week, I took a break and sat down on my favorite bench with a cool drink (I take a lot of breaks). As I drained the glass, I glanced up at the sky and saw a flock of white pelicans flying...

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So Far – So Good

No Storms so far. We are past the peak of the typical hurricane season here in Florida. So far, we have not had one hurricane or even a tropical storm threaten us. That is a good thing. As you can see by the graph above, the historic peak of the season occurs around...

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