My husband and I love Flordia living. Most of the time.
We both love the beaches, whether gulf or ocean. We also love bright sunshine and become depressed on dark dreary days. In Florida there are not many dark and dreary days and that is the reason we moved here. That and the fact my husband hates cold weather.
this resturant sits on the Gulf Of Mexico, Bradenton Beach
Year round, rhere is a choice of sitting in bright sun or under an umbrella
Or my preference on summer days, indoors in the air conditioning. These photos were taken on a hot summer day, inside and out. I chose IN. during the winter months I would choose the OUT.
6 months of the year, there is no wait for service, the other 6 months, can be a very long wait.
yesterday my bloggin was cut short and I missed a post due to an accident and we are now a one car family for a while.
A car pulled out of a medical complex in front of me and I could not stop. No one was hurt, just the cars and that is a blessing.
In the winter months our Florida paradise becomes super crowded due to the influx of winter visitors that flee from the cold. This make our crowded roads into traffic jams and since the majority of the visitors are very old retirees, the accident rate climbs rapidly. that makes auto insuance in Florida very high and now we are one of the Statistics.
the man driving the car was 84 and very frail and in my opinon should not be on the roads with a drivers license, he struggled to get out of his car and to walk.
But how do we decide who can drive and who can not, age limit is not always true for each person.
In Florida we can re-new our license online or by mail and no one ever sees the drivers.
Also out of state drivers there is no way to monitor.
I am not saying young people do not have accidents, I am saying I don't like Florida when we are flooded with winter visitors.
but our economy relies on them and without them jobs would be lost and business closed.
a frustrating situation in which one is trapped there is no easy solution.
What do you do about elderly drivers in your state or country?