Saturday, June 4, 2016

We made it!

We made it to Fort Myers! It was a long, long drive, but we finally made it!

It was my last day at work. I was happy that it was pretty uneventful because so many people were out for the holiday weekend already. I wrapped a few things up and left peacefully :)

When I got home, we packed up the last few things into our POD and hit the road! We decided to play the Flat Stanley game with a twist! :)

Of course, it was raining, so it was a gloomy drive. We made it to Madison, WI around 5:00 and settled in for the night.

Hidden gem: La Mestiza Mexican restaurant

It was a very boring drive from Madison through Illinois. VERY boring and cloudy. But, I was happy to have an uneventful drive and get some more hours under our belt!

Hidden gem: Tuscan Hills Winery in Effingham, IL (We crashed a wedding! Congrats to Josh & Erin!)

This was easily our best day of driving! We drove from southern Illinois through Kentucky and onto Nashville. It was only a few hours long and very beautiful. We'd never been to Nashville, so I was excited to stay downtown and explore the city.

We made the best of our day visiting the Titans stadium, the Parthenon and a few local places to hear some music.

Hidden gem: The Palm

This was our most stressful day of driving! We were on the road for a good 10 hours and endured the mountains in Chattanooga, Atlanta traffic and Florida rain. I was so happy when the day was over!

Hidden gem: The Florida Border!! (Not really hidden, but it felt like it when we were driving!)

We drove a few hours from Gainsville and made it to Fort Myers on Tuesday. Since then I feel like we've had more activity than I've had all year so far in Minneapolis! We've been in the pool every day, been to the beach and unloading our POD burned quite a few calories.

It's back to work on Monday. I'm looking forward to getting back on track with our meals and figuring out my new workout plan, which will certainly include a lot of water activities and pool workouts. SO happy to be here and see my dream of living in a warm climate realized!




  1. welcome to Florida!
    what made you guys move out there? was it always a dream of yours to do so?

    1. Thank you! I've always struggled with long Minnesota winters and S.A.D. I knew I couldn't live there forever. We'd been planning on a move like this for a long time. I've been visiting Fort Myers for a few years. We had an opportunity to move here and took it!