After having lived in Oregon for the last 24 years since I moved from Japan, I am soooooooooooooo ready to move. Mike and I are almost certain to move to FL in 5 years. Although Mike can retire anytime, I must work even after we move there. **sigh**
As for summering my plants outside, unfortunately, since I do not have big enough space to hang my Vandas, I never tried it.