The Downside of Florida Living
February 9, 2019 9:43am CST
As many of you know, my husband and I winter in Florida. He has Parkinson's and the cold of Connecticut really was not good for him. We are however northerners at heart and we really aren't always the brightest stars in the sky. Thursday at 11:30 we went to the indoor pool which is heated to do some walking. When we arrived the pool was closed for some maintenance so we decided to head to the Island club where they have a large hot tub since we were already in our bathing suits. Only two other people were in the hot tub and we had a great time, they were particularly friendly and before we knew it, we had spent at least 45 minutes in the sun. My husband is Portuguese, it takes a lot for him to get a sunburn and it usually just turns tan in a day. I, on the other hand, looked pretty much like a lobster when I finally sat in the shade. When we got home I put some boo boo stick from Pure Haven on my face but I didn't notice the rest of the burn until the next day when I put on my bathing suit again to go to exercise. Oh baby, I am pretty darn red. I don't think I burned enough to blister but just barely. Anyway, I have learned my lesson, I will wear sunscreen and a hat the next time I decide to visit the hot tub in the daytime.
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• United States
Thank you Manuela, Al does burn but it doesn't last. Our daughter Kasey has golden skin that almost never burns, lucky girl. The boys are pale like me. Al's father is from the north of Portugal but his mother is from much farther south.
• Daytona Beach, Florida
I am in Daytona Beach and right now our weather is too cool for the beach. However, I am not one for sitting in the broiling sun. So to be able to enjoy the beach which is walking the distance I have purchased a beach chair for myself with an umbrella to keep the sun at bay. Yes, I shall also make sure I have plenty of sunscreen as well.
• Midland, Michigan
I almost had to ask what that downside was again? But, it's getting sunburn. Unfortunately, Florida isn't the only place where we can get sunburned if we're not dressed properly in the warmer months, but I agree it would be a nicer place to be during these colder months especially this year. I didn't realize your husband had Parkinson's. I hope that the disease doesn't progress very quickly for him.