CSN Login
Members Online: 6

You are here

Time to retire and move to Florida.

icemantoo's picture
icemantoo
Posts: 3282
Joined: Jan 2010

I woke up one day in March after a long cold Michigan Winter and decided that after 72 years, winter was not for me anymore. Flew to Florida, purchased a small villa in Royal Palm Beach and embarked on a 6 month job of fixing up and selling our home we just moved into 45 years ago. One week from today Piper, Icewoman and I fly to Florida for good. We will be youngsters in a 55 and over community.

 

Not much to do once we get settled. I will still try and help a Newbie here and there on this board and others and try and make their journey a little easier than mine.

 

I will also putter around on Tripadvisor where I am a Destination Expert for Algoquin Park and I try and help people spot and enjoy moose in the wilderness.

 

Icemantoo

Denisedh's picture
Denisedh
Posts: 28
Joined: Aug 2015

72 years of michigan winters?  You earned your nickname Iceman!

icemantoo's picture
icemantoo
Posts: 3282
Joined: Jan 2010

I got my name icemantoofrom the fact that both my father and grangfather were in the retail ice business selling ice to the natives in the summer.

 

 

Icemantoo

foroughsh's picture
foroughsh
Posts: 779
Joined: Oct 2014

A new chapter, a wonderful destination. Enjoy your retirement.Forough

 

 

Phredswife's picture
Phredswife
Posts: 162
Joined: Apr 2014

Enjoy your retirement. Florida sounds lovelySmile

APny's picture
APny
Posts: 1988
Joined: Mar 2014

A new chapter; how exciting! May your move be smooth and painless. We'll be joining you in Florida by next summer, except a little farther south in Boynton. NY winters are wearing us down as well though we have nothing on your Michiganians :)

Allochka's picture
Allochka
Posts: 929
Joined: Nov 2014

I admire people who are not afraid to totally change their lifes, take 180 degree turns. I hope you'll like it. Never been to Florida (visited only New York in USA), but as I understand, climate is hot there and very different from Michigan. summer all year round :-)

adman's picture
adman
Posts: 338
Joined: Jul 2012

.....glad to have you in the hood. 

 

APny's picture
APny
Posts: 1988
Joined: Mar 2014

Adman, I guess you're also in Florida?

adman's picture
adman
Posts: 338
Joined: Jul 2012

yes.

it's a 'love/ hate' relationship with me;)

APny's picture
APny
Posts: 1988
Joined: Mar 2014

LOL, that's how I am about New York :)

jason.2835
Posts: 337
Joined: Nov 2014

The Iceman goes South!  Have to change it to Meltingmantoo.

One word....

MOSQUITOES.

HATE 'em.  

Very happy for you, though, my mom's cousin has a house in Crystal Beach in the Clearwater area (Gulf side).  Spent many family vacations there.  But it's the type of heat that I like to eventually leave.  You will have fun, though.  Good luck!

- Jay 

Jojo61's picture
Jojo61
Posts: 1310
Joined: Oct 2013

I was wondering when you were heading south, Iceman! I am so very happy for you!! It is going to be a very exciting chapter for you and your wife. Enjoy every minute! I love palm trees and am a little jealous. It is going to be quite different than Algonquin Park, but it is time for a change.

Safe travels and see you here soon!

Hugs

Jojo

Kdemart15
Posts: 20
Joined: Aug 2015

That is so so great! Enjoy your new home and warm weather!

aamdsi
Posts: 284
Joined: Apr 2014

It is almost too bad that you will be moving before we get really nice leaf color. 

As someone who still loves winter (even if A2 doesn't deal well with snow), I still need the season.  But understand your desire to fly south.

Here is wishing you well!  May all your drinks come with an  umbrella, and may the air smell of sunshine and suntan lotion!

DYAN172
Posts: 20
Joined: Sep 2015

Congratulations and enjoy!

Subscribe to Comments for "Time to retire and move to Florida."