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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Florida or Bust.

About a week ago Pete and I drove to Florida for a week with three of our kids and two friends . We rented a large three bedroom house with a pool. We also invited three of Luke's friends to stay with us. That made the total of ten people staying in one house. Most of the ten people were under 25. Young people love to move, make noise and experience things, they are not content to sit around the pool with a drink in one hand and a good book in the other.  We went shopping, visited multiple beaches, took a road trip cross country to the other side of Florida, played games and laughed a lot. The week was busy, noisy and a lot of fun! But I must admit that the Monday after we returned I crashed and didn't move much.
Out of the ten people seven were men and six of those men were under 25 so I had ample opportunity to observe. One of the things young men seem to like to do is lift people off the ground. There were lifting competitions at the beach, the outlet mall and on the lanai with one older woman saying "Please, don't drop him on his head!"  When young men play games they play to win even when you are not keeping score, they love their drinks be it pop or beer and the bigger the waves the better. 
Men this age seem to do everything with gusto they talk loud and laugh even louder. They tell stories with enthusiasm and argue like their life depends on the outcome. It is invigorating to be around them.Florida was not the vacation I thought it would be, it was better.

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