What a beautiful place to spend time in during this winter. It is old Florida and a wonderful break from the chaos of a large city. A rural charming area that still remains like the old Florida of yesteryear. We came here two years ago to visit one of my dearest friends and fell in love instantly. Beautiful lakes and homes with piers on the waterways. There is development happening but a lot of open space in the area.
When the pandemic hit we knew immediately where we wanted to sit and ride this out. A beautiful home on the lake became our home for a season. It was a time to hit the reset button and prepare for future travels. We had a great time there with family and friends plus my grandkids enjoyed our home and being together. After three months we got back on the road and resumed our travels.
This year I could not wait to come back to the Sunshine State like all the other snow birds. I have missed swimming in the ocean with my girls, our picnics and the wildlife we find when we are out exploring. We headed back for the holidays and came back to live at Lake Placid. Our doctors are here now and what a joy to be able to get all our annual checkups done without all the traffic and long waits. We now have our favorite restaurants and places we love to shop. They don’t have everything but there is enough and we love the locals.
This picture was taken from our campground as we watched the sunsets each night. We enjoyed our afternoon walks together and grateful for our time in this enchanting little town!