It had been forever since our group went on a long trip abroad and we were leaning towards Tampa Bay, Florida.
We still kept the zeal to travel by ensuring we went to a local place every weekend.
It was one of such weekend getaways that just happened unplanned as we all met and discovered that we did not have anything scheduled for a few months. The two group members who were often tied by work engagements had quit employment and joined the rest of us on self-employment ventures. The other seven members of the group could work anywhere. That is what made our traveling life so convenient. So when we traveled for the weekend getaway last time, it was so evident that we missed the long trips. We voted to go on one random wild tour and see what it would become and even decided not to go back home since this would have us second-guessing. We quickly made calls back home and had people take care of the urgent things. I called my sister to drop by my place to collect all the food I had in the fridge and freezer and get anything else perishable. I had no kids to worry about, so I knew I was sorted. Little did I know that she would not check the AC, and the fact that I forgot about it meant that it had to wait for me till I returned. The trip took seven months, and it was fun, adventurous, and everything else you could imagine. We met so many people in Tampa Bay, bought everything on a need basis, and made great contacts. When I got back home, everything was wrong with my air conditioner. The HVAC system was dead, and no HVAC repairs worked. I got portable heaters and AC till I was ready to replace them again. I love living in Tampa Bay, florida!