A lot has happened since our last post. Again we spent the winter with wonderful friends in Royal Palm RV park in the Florida Keys.
But, as we travelled North and South through Florida in 2015 we found an area that intrigued us. House searching took a while. The city of North Port is 20 minutes off the beaches of Venice and Englewood. Just out of the major tourist zone. The city is bordered by two rivers, the Peace River and the Myakka River. Both of these empty into Port Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico.
While home (New England) for Thanksgiving 2015, we found a home online. Driving back to the Keys we stopped for a look and made an offer. Five months later we own a home in Florida.
It needed a bit of spit and paint and help from friends and family but, now it is home. It is a large lot with lots of Live Oak trees, and room for stuff and fun. Very few neighbors, actually we can’t see any from the house.
We have a bunch of friends though. bobcats, tortoise, snakes and strange bugs.
None of them are a bother, just fascinating.
Before enjoying and working on all of this, we had to go Home to New England and sell and move out of the house that we rebuilt to stay in forever . Life is never very still for us.
The sale took about 15 minutes. We know they will be happy, ‘cept for the snow.
The trip to Florida took longer and moving in was a ton of work. But, we love it!
There is space for guests and places to have fun here and nearby.
What an adventure….Oh, did I mention we got a new AIRSTREAM !