I think I could be one of those retirees who spend the winters in Florida and the spring, summer and fall in Canada.
I just got back Wednesday from a week's vacation down south, where I hung out with my father-in-law and his girlfriend. They have a comfortable home in one of the bazillion trailer parks in Florida. They live in New Port Richey, about half an hour north of Tampa. It's a conservative middle-class community with all the comforts of home.
Their trailer has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large kitchen, living room, sun room and parking for two cars. It doesn't do it justice calling it a trailer. It's a permanent dwelling as large as a small house.
The lifestyle is laid back and, yes, some of the stereotypes are true.
Days start early. I was usually out of bed with a cup of coffee watching Good Morning (more…)