The dark days of Winter are starting to lengthen now, but we were ready for a break in the dreary days. We did a mini-home exchange with our friends, Tony and Aleja, from Lake Placid, Florida, and spent the last week enjoying their lovely home in the middle of Florida.
We used our airline miles to fly to Tampa, and then used miles to rent a car so we could drive and explore central Florida.
Aleja, like me, loves plants, and I'm green with envy for the plants she can grow in Florida. This Papaya tree was dripping with nearly ripe fruit. The temperature was 80ish the entire week, with a light breeze that made sitting on the patio to eat all our meals wonderful.
Orange harvest is in full swing - even though Lake Placid is the Caldium capital of the world, it has it's fair share of orange groves also.
It is also known as "Town of Murals" - with interesting murals on many buildings.