Zephyrhills, Florida (high 69, low 51)
We planned on heading over to Hillsborough River State Park and taking a nice hike. Unfortunately, we didn’t get motivated too early, and it was noon before we got there. By then, the heat index was 87 degrees. I don’t know what the actual temperature was, but it was muggy. We decided to take one of the river trails since there would be some shade. For some reason, that humidity was bothering me, but we did manage a pretty good hike.
It stayed very warm all day and the a/c had to be on until we went to bed. Sometime overnight a cool front came in and it’s only supposed to be 69 today. Yea!
We’re going to hit they gym this morning and then see what the day brings. At least we have a beautiful, sunny, cool day with low humidity.
Since we initially started making plans to become full-timers, I have been trying to keep an eye on the weather in different parts of the country. Ideally, you visit each area during the time of the year during the best weather. For instance I probably don’t want to visit the Florida Keys in hurricane season, or Alabama in during the spring tornado season.
In reading other blogs, I haven’t found anywhere except California, where Rick and Paulette are, that have weather that is as warm as it is here in Florida. Granted, Florida is having an unusually warm winter, but then so is the rest of the country.
So what do you think? Where do you think is the best place to winter? The Arizona desert, the California desert, Florida, southern Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arizona? I know many people want more remote places that aren’t so crowded…and it’s difficult to find any place like that in Florida during the winter months.