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Bradenton, FL: A Blessing in Disguise!

Bradenton, FL: A Blessing in Disguise!

This is going to sound super cliché, but I really believe some things happen for a reason. The reason isn’t always clear right away, and it might take time to realize what it is, but it is always there. After spending a lot of time on the east coast of Florida in Jacksonville and St. Augustine, we were looking for a change. We knew our options were limited for warm winter locations, but we needed something different, so we looked…

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Jetting up to Jacksonville, FL!

Jetting up to Jacksonville, FL!

Jacksonville, FL was never meant to be a stop on our journey, but after some recommendations, we decided to try it out. Since it was only 40 miles from St Augustine, we decided to spend a few days visiting. We found an Airbnb in Riverside, which is a very historic part of Jacksonville, FL. Our house was over 100 years old and full of character (including a bear claw tub!) I felt very much at home here, as it didn’t…

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A taste of history with a side of sunshine in St Augustine, FL

A taste of history with a side of sunshine in St Augustine, FL

On Nov 16th, we flew from Austin to Florida to escape winter, spend time with family for the holidays, but also explore on our own. Though we did visit with family in Stuart, Fort Lauderdale, and Port Orange, the next few posts will be mostly about the places we explored on our own, starting with St Augustine, FL. I’ve found that we experience places a lot differently when we are on our own. And the adventure continues! After spending time…

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Away in Florida for the Holidays

Away in Florida for the Holidays

Some of my friends and family were concerned that we would not be home for the holidays. A former co-worker’s kids even asked “how will they get Christmas cards!?” I had a feeling of sadness before the holidays thinking I would not see my family, but you know what? I ended up spending way more time with family in 7 weeks than I have in any normal year being “home.” Forty-two days to be exact in Florida for the holidays!…

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