Have you ever been here in season?
If you live in the northern United States, then you are aware of how brutal winters can be in say, Upstate New York, Michigan, or even Pennsylvania and more so for our Canadian friends, anywhere north of the US border.
With this said, temperatures can go down to 0 F but mostly stay at around 20 F. Brrr. That is cold, and the weather can get even colder, especially if there is an Arctic front moving through the area.
Today is cooler than a few days after ago, as it is a bit after Thanksgiving. So yes, it is getting colder in the north, and yes, the traffic is experiencing congestion.
Yesterday, while we returned from the market, we started to count the out of state cars. We found cars from New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Ontario with about fifteen cars with Florida plates.
Season has started here, as has the congestion and the lines everywhere you go.
The weather is fantastic. Mid-eighties with a gentle breeze and some great blue skies.
This is the reason people are here, the weather!
We are getting ready to return to Argentina as a couple of years ago, I made a promise to myself. I would never experience weather that is under 60 degrees.
Yes, now I freeze if the temperature drops below 65 degrees. That’s chilly weather. I remember laughing with my father about this very topic, so many years ago. History does have a way of repeating itself, funny right!
This is even more notable as I am sitting in the condominium in Southern Florida that I inherited from him. History does repeat itself!
Recently, at the condominium, we replaced most a lot of the 30-year-old furniture with a few more modern pieces as we intend to spend a few months in Florida annually.
Just not in Season. Season translates into: December thru April, the coldest months up north, but can start in late November.
As to the Milongas, the same is true. The floors are much more crowded. Line of dance gets a bit more complicated. My advice, always having a reservation, is the best way to go for both you and the organizers.
Ask my friends, I have always said, “It’s better to have a reservation than want one.”
As we approach our final week in Southern Florida, I am excited to see the peeps at the Milongas that we have enjoyed spending time, to dance and to give an abrazo and say, “See you next year!”
This is what our week looks like.
Wednesday night, it’s a lesson and a practica at Goldcoast Ballroom with Maxi and Paloma. My favorite maestros as I enjoy the way they teach, and they really care about correcting your bad habits.
Friday will be Milonga La Pituca in Pompano Beach at Star Ballroom.
Saturday might be Tanda or Milonga Los Peblites, both in North Miami.
Sunday is Milonga La Ideal. This place is also in Hallendale, north of Miami.
Luckily, we live close to the Florida Turnpike, so driving down to Miami takes about 45 minutes and even less at 1AM.
And so the milonga cycle goes for us.
We will return next year to continue the cycle of living in a place for 4 months and then moving to another place to continue the cycle of travel, tango, and living.
But next year, we will add Barcelona for 5 months into the mix.
Am looking forward to this new lifestyle of residing in 3 countries while avoiding the chill of winter! It will be fantástico!!!
Till the next update.