If all goes according to plan, central Florida near Inverness will be our new home and my future studio in about two weeks. We decided to move here for several reasons. The warm, moist climate is easier on aging bones.
I planned on visiting potters along the way, but truth be told my back hasn't been good at all. Traveling here I had to stop about once an hour to get out of the car and walk around. Sleeping on RV mattresses and riding in a car for long distances have taken a toll. Once we get settled I hope things improve and I can take a trip up the Eastern seaboard. We really want to drive up to New Hampshire to visit some of Gary's relatives and visit potters along the way.
We wanted to get a newer home without immediate need of changes and improvements. Instead we opted for a home we could afford with a pool so we can take advantage of low impact exercise; one with a little space around it (for barrel and pit firings), and a place large enough for a studio inside the home (to reduce utility consumption in winter and summer).
We hope in the long run we've made the right decision. I'll show photos after we move in and make a few changes so you can see before and after shots. Comments and suggestions are welcome.