After reaching 65 and finally retiring from my busy job, all I want to do is travel.
I was exhausted and expected to sleep in everyday for a year or longer, but it only lasted a few weeks before I was ready to get active again.
One of my first trips was to Toronto, Ontario to visit an old friend from college who had settled in Canada with his wife a few decades ago. I enjoyed my trip to Canada, but I was surprised by the temperatures in Toronto being in the 60s during May of all times of the year, but I learned that they’re much farther north than most of the places that I’ve visited throughout my life. My main house is in the midwest, but I’m much farther south than Toronto. My second home is a condominium in Cocoa, Florida that I visit several times throughout the year. Now that I’m retired, I’ll be spending at least half of the year in Cocoa, but I need to make a few upgrades to the condo first. I want to put a brand new heat pump in my condo as temperatures get lower every year in Florida during the late winter season. Brevard County has had freeze warnings several times this year already. I haven’t been in Cocoa during those evenings and now I’m worried that my few plants outside will be dead from the frost on those cold mornings. My friends in Melbourne to the south said that he had a thin layer of ice on his windshield, but there wasn’t any snowfall.