Well, I spent last week test driving retirement down in Plant City, FL where I learned the following things:
- They don't come to remove the alligator in the housing developement until it is 8ft. long.
- Costco roasted chicken is delish . . . is there anything Costco can't do?
- In the retirement community it is law that every person wave to every other person every time you pass. If you don't wave, they give you the job of measuring the alligator.
- The best part of retirement is afternoon martinis!
- There is a magic to watching baseball players. I was actually thrilled to see Alan Trammel, Willie Horton, Al Kaline's car, Lance Parrish, and a small 4 month golden retriever puppy.
- Everyone in Florida drives better than everyone in California. The freeways are just as crowded but the traffic moves faster because IDIOTS AREN'T CHANGING LANES EVERY TIME THE SEE AN OPENING!!!!
- Motorcyclists are not legally required to have insurance or wear helmets. Florida, where life is cheap.
- The produce in Florida is better than what we are getting now in California. I had tomatoes that actually tasted like tomatoes.
- The secret of why old people are always up so early- they start mowing the golf course at 7am. RIGHT OUTSIDE YOUR WINDOW.
- You can own the double wide, but not the lot.
- Steaks grilled over a combination of hickory and citrus wood are damned good.
- If it's overcast and not above '65, it would feel just like SF if not for the constant humidity.
- Everyone does have a golf cart. Cool!
Go in Peace