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On the Toad Again
Nov 25 -
Am I the only one that finds that title funny?
We are finally leaving. It's been 25 days since we entered the sunny state of Florida. Oh, don't get me
wrong, it's been fabulous. Expensive, yes, but fabulous. We hadn't planned to spend so much time here, but
we greatly underestimated the amount of wacky stuff this state had to offer. And as Canadians, we were
amazed at this thing you have called "sun".
But let's face it. Florida is not exactly a pass-through state, is it? It's not like New Jersey, which
New Yorkers think of as "that thing in the way of Philidelphia". No, Florida is a place people go to,
not go through. So, naturally, everywhere in Florida thinks of itself as a destination, and thus,
gives you a reason to stay just one more day.
And that we did. As you can see by this pie chart,
...Florida just sucked us in, and it's taken us this long to reach escape velocity. If we don't get out by
tomorrow, we may have to slingshot around the other side of the sun to pick up enough speed. Thank goodness
NASA is nearby.
And speaking of NASA, this state costs about as much as a Mars landing. State parks here are around $25 a
night, and usually cater to RVs. Food is expensive. Theme parks are expensive. Everything costs extra.
Unless, of course, if you've got the time or the patience to go to a presentation on Timeshares. Mind you,
they want your money too. The whole state is after your wallet. Florida is the pickpocket of the United
States; your money is gone, but you can't remember when it happened.
Money Saving Trip Tips:
1. Don't go grocery shopping when you're hungry.
2. Soup is just as filling as steak.
3. Never trust a church that charges admission (or has a gift shop).
4. Make more friends, then move in with them.
5. No amusement park is worth $250.
By the way, have you ever thought that maybe the space program costs so much because it's located in
Florida? Ponder that one.
Site B21. Despite the island being her namesake, Aimee couldn't enjoy it with the tummy troubles she was having.
I had a nice time chatting with Kyle and family, and falling asleep to the Jeff Foxworthy comedy album.
|Kevin:||Special K Red Berries|
|Aimee:||Special K Red Berries|
|Lunch: ||Mel the Jeep|
|Shared:||Green Beans & Almonds|
|Both:||Campbell's Chunky Soup|