So I'm leaving for Florida in a few days to visit my dad. He lives in a retirement community not too far from the Everglades. I'll be there for about 7 days and am really looking forward to it, especially after all these cold days. When I travel, I like to match the local colors...greys for Nantucket, browns and oranges for leaf-peeping in Vermont, lame cruise wear for cruises. So... I've basically got to match my outfits to this
and maybe this
I'm basically going to be hanging around the retirement community, going to the pool, playing racquetball, going to karaoke (my dad's crazy about that). One day, we'll go to the Everglades, another day we'll go to the beach. Most of the time though, retirement community.
Whenever I think of alternative folks in swamp land, I alway think of one of my favorite comics, Wet Moon.
|I actually don't know who this is... maybe from the latest issue?|
But that's probably going to be like one day. I'm mostly hanging around the retirement community. So... packing my bag:
|For the pool, pink/peach palm tree bikini and HUGE hat for sun protection, in light pink and green|
|tattered cut-off shorts, light blue shirt with occult-looking eye (outfit post here). Striped dollar store tank I don't mind hand washing (tank and shorts worn here)|
|for the day at the everglades: army tank with bleach stains and army-inspired shorts|
|surprise! the one black thing I'm bringing, and it's a onesie. I'm crazy about this thing|
|for some of the colder days, this beachy-grungy outfit|
|all packed! That's my tiny bag. For scale, there's a standard junk mail envelope.|
Shoes: One pair of flip flops (packed), one pair of canvas Converse sneakers (worn to the airport).
I'm debating on whether or not I want to bring my DSLR camera or just stick to my cell phone. For the airport, long jeans and a sweatshirt (good for cold weather too).
So guys, what would you pack for hanging around a retirement community in Florida? Does anyone else pack their bags to "match" their destination?