or March Madness?
19.03.2017 - 19.03.2017
After the day off for St Patrick's Day--we got busy. Planning our work, and working our plan. We identified and visited several apartment communities, and confirmed a location that we felt comfortable, could afford, and had the amenities for our situation. Then we visited several open houses and talked with realtors--got a feel for the market, neighborhoods, and just an idea of how it works here. We needed some of that. We looked through Dunedin--hot market, like Carrollton, but with many investors buying property to rent, not live. So we looked north: Palm Harbor.
Found a great gelato and coffee bar. Also met the owners and heard their story of downsizing, re-imagining, and happiness. We kinda like Palm Harbor!
We spent the evening in downtown St. Petersburg listening to live music, watching the people, and sharing the vibe. There was a vibe--just not ours. There was a poster about a guy Shawn Brown--just not our nephew Shawn Brown.
We went "home" to our Red Roof Inn. And we finally live near our friends the Murphy's.
Hard to see, but we are also near the Salvation Army Correctional Center! and the Gateway Inn. We know all about these places...they help reintegrate people into society. Proud to help them, and not ashamed to live near them. (okay, have to admit, proud to live here temporarily).
We worshiped at a Community Church in Dunedin: Clearwater Community Church. Met one of the pastors, heard a meaningful message, and started to feel at home. And then we visited Safety Harbor. Got there for the Chalk Art Festival--we ate, talked with dog lovers, and visited the bay. Pancake got to see the ocean...the little, bitty waves...scared her. She is so brave!
We decided to continue our data gathering...we are going to Ft. Myers in the morning.