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Answer. Vote. Decision.

Our Start in Florida is...

Final Answer? Who Wants To be a Millionaire
The Tribe Has Spoken. Survivor
Pulled the Trigger. Whoa! That's not a good reference in Florida.

However, we did! We made a decision, made the deposit, did the deed... We will be calling the Fountains of Forestwood in Ft Myers our home for the next 7 months (if approved). We had a 48 hour decision window. Yes, apartment rents are priced by the day and the number of inquiries. The people that were working in the airline industry and scheduling seat prices have moved into the apartment industry. Every day, they check the rates for that apartment style. It changed +$70 a month between our visit and online registration. Lucky Us! We had a 48 hour quote that locked us in to the lower rate.

So we move in on March 28! We made the decision and then drove to St Petersburg and the Gulfport Area based on the recommendation of Reuben from Sacramento CA, our waiter at MotorworksBrewery in Bradenton (the #1 large brewery in Florida for 2017!!). He is in the know, and he is moving to St Pete (soon), and he says its the next up and coming area.
So we went! (after confirming our apartment application, and knowing that next week we will NOT be living motel to motel, and basically homeless.)
What we found in Gulfport: it definitely is in need of revitalization and you can see those beginnings. We think our attempt at Ft Myers for 7 months will not put us behind that curve, so Ft Myers it is.

It was a 2+ hour drive back to Ft Myers, and that put us back at the Red Roof Inn, North Ft Myers, just in time for Happy Hour live music at the Nauti Parrot! Can life get any better?

Time for some Florida observations:
1. In Florida, the women's restrooms have learned that it is best to have the hook for your purse on the side of the stall (nearer the toilet) instead of on the door. Seems Susan appreciates this. She can reach her phone, and other stuff, and spend some quality time behind "the door."
2. In Florida, often times the women's restrooms will include a handle above the toilet paper roll. It will be at an angle and sturdy, for pulling yourself up off the toilet.
3. In Florida, sometimes for convenience and lack of building codes, the restroom is in the kitchen. Helpful in checking on your order.

Did we talk about laundry? Oh yes, that goes on during this excursion. But we found the ultimate laundry! 5 stars!
That was yesterday, before our move to Bradenton, and finding the Super 8 that was horribly dissed online. Turned out the Super 8 was GREAT! So when you see mixed reviews, we say...maybe ....go for it.

Posted by SouzScott 19:50

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