Not only a Willy Nelson song, but for someone who lives in South Florida it is a bit of a mantra. There are always places to go and people to see. If the “people” aren’t family or friends visiting your home in Miami, “people” are family or friends visiting somewhere in Florida close enough to justify a road trip. In this case, it is my brother and his family coming to the west coast of Florida to visit his in-laws and escape an oncoming winter storm in the northeast.
Being in real estate and a spur-of-the-moment person, any excuse for a road trip is usually good enough for me. All the stars aligned and I didn’t have showings for two whole days so late Friday I threw a bathing suit, pjs, running shoes, and a change of clothes into an overnight bag and headed for the west coast…of Florida that is. Four and a half hours later I was driving over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge into Saint Petersburg, Florida.