Seaside, Florida

The date is set and already my mind travels to your shores. I smell the salt in the air and hear the waves in the distant. This small town has become our hideaway from the world. Here we forget societal obligations and instead we are “wealthy investors” for a week. It is not that we pretend to be other people… it is just that we allow ourselves to be accepted by a different life for a time. I am ok with that because it is the life I want to “retire to.” I hate saying that though because I would honestly love to live there sooner… rather than later when I am old.

I love Seaside and almost everything about it. Sure I wish there was a little more racial variety, but I also feel like it is a really safe area and the people are “Southern Friendly.” My family has been vacationing there forever and we normally rent one of the numerous beach houses in the area. People don’t realize what a great deal it is to rent a beach house instead of paying for an overpriced hotel room. You can normally rent a two bedroom condo or home with a full kitchen for under $1000 for the week. That is a great deal especially considering your backdoor is right on the beach.

No I am not in advertising I just really love Seaside, Florida! If you see an Asian family walking around there in May… that is probably me. I wouldn’t suggest approaching them though… I sometimes pretend I don’t speak English.

We are set for our summer vacation. Expect poetry, some depressing moments, and more poetry. The ocean always makes me happy and a bit sad. A reminder of the coast I left so long ago.


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32 Responses to Seaside, Florida

  1. There is something about the ocean that restores your soul. I purposely drive a route that is farther in distance but affords me a view of the water.
    Enjoy. 🙂

  2. vwoods1212 says:

    you never think of doing other things, visiting other places? i chaff if i do the same thing over and over and over; there are so many wonderful places in the world. Just saying:))

  3. Elaine says:

    oh that sounds wonderful to go someplace warm as I sit here in Wisconsin with the current temperature of -6, knowing I will awake tomorrow to -20 wind chills, brrrrrrrr

  4. garden2day says:

    Ahhh. I miss family vacations especially to Florida. You are right about the house compared to a hotel but sometimes I just enjoy a hotel. My true loves are the coast and the mountains but given Savannah was like my second home growing up… Sounds like you have packed your bags and are ready to sail (and it’s still January). Pretending to not speak English…that’s a good one. 😀 I wonder if I could do that. Best of wishes! Enjoy it.

  5. Ah reading this takes me back to South Padre Island! I would give just about anything to load up & head to the sea. My husband and I talk about uprooting from the town we grew up in and just start over on the shore line.

  6. angela says:

    Woohoo! I love it there too. It’s always nice to have vacation to look forward too. Maybe it will make your next, however many months of cold, more tolerable. 😀

  7. I don’t know Seaside…..but Florida truly has some amazing hideaways…. Thanks so much for a really inspirational post…

  8. Heartafire says:

    have a wonderful time, you can’t go wrong in Seaside!

  9. Sarah Brekke says:

    Florida is where I am located so I guess I am pretty lucky. 🙂

  10. I am blessed to have 2 relatives I LIKE that live in Florida. So we stay with them at least once a year. Living on the west coast it is less exensive to fly to Hawaii than to Florida. In 3 more weeks we will be living in sunny Arizona, just 3 hours from San Diego. For the last 26 years I have lived 45 minutes from the Pacific Ocean in Oregon. Have fun, and yes I wish it was more diverse.

  11. This place sounds ideal for retirement. The beach is always a haven.

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