I’m just back from a
jolly good EPIC holiday in Florida – my very first time in the USA and most certainly not my last!
If you couldn’t guess, I’ve had the holiday of a lifetime and I thoroughly enjoyed traveling alone to meet my companions on location – it wasn’t half as scary as I thought it would be – in fact I LOVED flying alone!
This break has been planned for a little while alongside a family wedding with
the bearded one my boyfriend (of whom I celebrated 6 months with whilst here, swoon!) and his family & friends, as well as a quick trip to Savannah (Georgia) planned whilst in this area.
We have been staying in The Villages, a very unusual experience for any first in the States… it’s a retirement settlement in Sumter county, Florida, a friendly, age-restrcited “golf cart community” for the over 55’s – long story as to how I came to stop here, but I’ve had a blast and I want to be back there in the sunshine right now!
We stayed at Towneplace Suites by Marriott within Lady Lake and every morning started with a dip in the pool and a quick bronzing session on the poolside beds – pure heaven. The hotel was air conditioned, but when hopping over to Savannah for a few days during the trip I really noticed just how reliant I had become on this haha… phwoar, sweaty wasn’t the word!!
And then the adventures started… so many parties, plans & gatherings arranged, days out to some truly inspiring locations, pre-wedding celebrations including Bachelor/Batchelorette parties, some great company, amazing food & drink to sample (I’m in love with Shrimp & Grits!) and a huge amount of fun in our own private golf buggy between town squares.
I’ve got so much to tell you on this trip, so to start, I want to show you a little video that will tell you much more of a story about the golf buggying we’ve just had a giggle doing.
(Check out my dirty laugh at the end of this video, I can’t believe just how much my life has changed over this past year and the adventures my #80Stays travel challenge has taken me on… wow!)
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