I visited the lovely Appalachian Mountains recently. How surreal it was. The scenery was breathtaking, it make me think of nothing except to leave Florida behind. The swampy lands and palm trees are nothing compared to oak, luscious bushes, and wild flowers.The small town feel is one to be desired, although if I decide to stay, I know I will be nostalgic for the big city feel of Florida. In spite the fact that living as close to nature as possible is a primary goal, Florida will be missed. I have many new photos from my travels that can be viewed in the nature gallery.