A Moving Adventure
An adventure is defined as an exciting or very unusual experience; a bold, usually risky undertaking; hazardous action of uncertain outcome. Some adventures just happen, others are planned. The adventure my wife and I are going through was completely planned.
For almost all of our lives my wife, Lynn, and I have called South Florida home. We grew up here, got educated here and married here. She is a native; being a boomer native, growing up on Miami Beach, Lynn is unique. As a youngster I rode my bicycle on I-95 when it was first being constructed, leisurely up and down the bridges, free of traffic, exhaust and the push to get ahead of the next guy.
We left our front doors open and unguarded, save for the screen door to protect from insects. To visit my grandparents from North Dade to Coral Gables and back was a full Sunday outing. We enjoyed the sun and sand and water at the Venetian Pool and Matheson Hammock. It was an uncrowded, lazy resort community where the Rat Pack (Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Dean Martin and Joey Bishop) frequented the Fontainebleau and the best music in the country came out of Overtown and Liberty City.
Today Miami is a major international metropolis, fast, busy and hard; a hodge-podge of cultures, languages and attitudes. It’s crowded, sprawling and unfamiliar. Where we used to be able to time a trip across town to the minute we must leave ourselves an extra 15 to 20 minutes travel time. We’ve lost our touch.
The planned adventure has been in the works now for 5 years and will come to fruition at the end of this August when we leave South Florida… permanently.
So, fair warning, the upcoming entries (through early September) will recount this moving adventure, although postings may be a bit more unscheduled than at present. Bear with me as we live our desired transition. I do have plans for a series after we get settled looking at the Lighter Side of Personal-Development and Self Improvement.
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