I am originally from northern Indiana and moved to FLA in 1985. I love - love - love the weather and everything about the Tampa Bay Area. In 1994 I moved back to Indiana and even Kansas City for awhile. Every day I missed Florida ... especially in the winter! I fell on the ice in Jan 2003, broke my leg and that's when I put the plan in action to move back! In June I was back ... this time on Clearwater Beach.
Tom & I have been in the same place now for 11 years and my motto from day one was "This is nice ... if you like living this way!" .... WE LOVE living this way! We spend our limited free time either at the pool or walking and biking to the beach. Sometimes we get to go boating or jet-skiing with our neighbors.
We are avid sports fans enjoy going to sporting events - PGA Golf, Bucs, Rays, and Lightning and even travel to do sports weekends in various cities.
In 2010 we rescued small furry 4-legged boy "Buffett" (we rescued based on my love of Jimmy Buffett music). He has the same personality --- very laid back and easy going.
Tom travels extensively and I even refer to this condo as his part time home. Buffett and I hold down the fort. When I started working out of my home 2 years ago, I started dog sitting in my home. We watch just one dog at a time and it helps Buffett and I have more fun on our walks and keeps me from getting another permanent dog since we have lots of guest dogs.
When we have guests stay, I like to play the part of Beach Ambassador. I find out your interests and like a concierge make recommendations on where to go, what to do and good places to eat. I know the best way to get around with or without a car wherever you are thinking about going. I do enjoy hearing about your days and / or adventures and will host "coffee-talk" or happy hour to catch up.
If you want to see if you like living this way, give me a shout out and we'll chat and see if this is the right fit for you and your Florida vacation!