Well! A move from coast to coast helped me cross some things off my 30 Before 31 list, but it’s made a few others a little harder to achieve. Let’s check on my progress.
- Swim with manatees
- See the Florida Keys
With only two and a half weeks between our England vacation and coastal move, the Florida items fell to the crunch time. My groupon for Manatee Snorkeling is valid until October, though, so I’m hoping I’ll be able to head home for a visit and make it happen before then.
8. Visit enough beaches to finish filling my sand jar
Our trip to Lake Conniston during our vacation gave me the perfect change to fill up my sand jar before packing it up. I may have to empty a little out and find another beach here to fill in, but it’s done and on display in our guest bathroom! Done!
28. Celebrate my 30th birthday in style
29. Say goodbye to Florida
Thanks to Chris’ first day of work being the Monday after my birthday, celebrations were downsized as packing and loading our POD took over. I still had a lovely day, though, with my best friend and her boyfriend coming all the way from North Carolina to spend the weekend in our furniture-less apartment and help us pack and load, and a nice dinner with friends and family. This just means I get to turn 30 again next year, right?
On the saying goodbye front, I did the best I could, though I didn’t get to see everyone I would have liked. I know I’ll never really say goodbye to Florida for good; my parents’ are still there and of course I want to be there when my niece goes to Disney World for the first time. But my days as a Florida resident as done and I think I’m okay with that.