As February came to a close, I left Death Valley in my rear view mirror and headed back to Las Vegas. No, I wasn't interested in trying my luck as a gambler, or being entertained by the Osmonds or Celine Dion. I was catching a flight... to Florida!
With many of the western locales I would like to visit still experiencing colder temperatures than I'd prefer, I took the opportunity to spend some time in the Sunshine State. I've been based in Pensacola, and honestly, being pretty darn boring. I've caught some rays at Pensacola Beach, Johnson Beach, Navarre Beach, and Destin. Most of my time, though, has been spent working on projects for clients, painting, and strolling the streets of this lovely historic city, which first hosted European settlers in 1559.
Pensacola has been a great place to unplug and recharge. I know everyone feels so sorry for me (ha ha... not!) but it is actually kind of exhausting to be constantly traveling to beautiful places. January and February found me in a total of ten different locales. Relocating that often, so much driving, and the self-induced pressure to go, do, and experience as much as I can, had me ready for a break.
I'm not just laying in bed and staring at a wall all day, though. I've gotten quite a bit of work for clients accomplished during this time, my taxes prepped, and I've cranked out ten paintings (with three more in progress) in the first 23 days of March. I'll probably be here for at least two or three more weeks, and then I'll return to Vegas and figure out which direction to point my vehicle, which is still parked at the airport racking up a nice parking bill. In the meantime, cheers to you from the Emerald Coast!