If there is one thing you see plenty of here at the beach in SC, it is birds. They soar over your head and then glide or plop into the water depending upon species. When those brown pelicans land, you just have to smile.
There is a wonderful causeway as you enter the grounds of this 2,500 area park. On one side are the birds and on the other you may see a gator or two.
Does that look like fun or what?
For a mere $9, a little one can get into that harness, jump on the trampoline, and soar through the air.
Most seniors don’t bungee jump or glide through the air on a regular basis, but they do flock together in warmer states in order to avoid ice and snow in their native northern states. Snowbirds. 🙂
I’ve never quite understood the pull, but I think I get it now. People retired in a northern state have had many years of snow removal. Shoveling or moving snow doesn’t get more interesting each year, it just gets more challenging because of the aging process.
A warmer climate allows you to get out and about to walk, play golf, explore, admire local gardens, or just enjoy weather that somewhat feels like spring/fall or summer depending upon your destination. You also find a community of like-minded people.
Aging is an interesting process on a lot of fronts, but one aspect is staying in touch with people. When growing up in school, you had friends and classmates. You then had adult friends and people you worked with. Once you retire, you lose a large contingent of people who you had contact with, and your children and grandchildren are getting older and more independent.
If you are lucky, you have family and friends that still need and want to stay in touch. But, spouses pass away, family and friends move away, and you still need a community to feel alive and well.
Some of the folks we have met in SC reside here from three to five months each year, celebrating major holidays together, keeping their adventurous spirit alive, and staying mentally and physically healthy together.
It seems birds of a feather do flock together for a lot of reasons. 🙂