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Well I have done something I’ve been wanting to do for 7 years.  Bought a home in St Pete Florida. Living in IL the winters are incredibly depressing. Long, windy and cold. My wife and I now have a place to go to as a retreat to thaw out. We will see what the future holds. Might do a little rental with it but we will see. 

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I have friends with homes there, you'll love it.....

ps; they dont boat there to many things with Big teeth. B) fresh or salt.

 

 

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If you like being brown with no clothes on ?  You will be happy.  Enjoy    :)

We were buying live bait shrimp for fishing. Ate all the unused ones for dinner.

   Life is good down there in the winter. When it is cool enough in Jacksonville.

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On 7/1/2018 at 8:56 PM, Challenger604 said:

Well I have done something I’ve been wanting to do for 7 years.  Bought a home in St Pete Florida. Living in IL the winters are incredibly depressing. Long, windy and cold. My wife and I now have a place to go to as a retreat to thaw out. We will see what the future holds. Might do a little rental with it but we will see. 

We are right behind you. Port Charlotte is calling our name. Rented a place for a month in Cape Coral starting mid November so we can do some neighborhood shopping. W

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It is surreal for us. Going to rent it out a little until I retire. We have a jet ski that will spend it’s winter here. Illinois is depressing in the summer and incredibly depressing in the winter. 

Thanks for the comments. It’s nervous doing this but once it’s said and done it will be fine. 

 

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On 7/4/2018 at 8:53 AM, Wingnut said:

We are right behind you. Port Charlotte is calling our name. Rented a place for a month in Cape Coral starting mid November so we can do some neighborhood shopping. W

Congratulations on being able to do that. You will love it. 

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9 minutes ago, Challenger604 said:

It is surreal for us. Going to rent it out a little until I retire. We have a jet ski that will spend it’s winter here. Illinois is depressing in the summer and incredibly depressing in the winter. 

Thanks for the comments. It’s nervous doing this but once it’s said and done it will be fine. 

 

Maybe you rent to us. Ha...  We are going to spend a season or two neighborhood shopping.   W

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4 minutes ago, Wingnut said:

Maybe you rent to us. Ha...  We are going to spend a season or two neighborhood shopping.   W

That’s a possibility. It’s mins from the boat ramp and beach. Has a big fenced in backyard with a double gate to drive a boat through. 

Keep in touch. 

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Well we have just spent the last three weeks at our home and now headed back to IL. We did bring our new to is SeaDoo. It was a disaster. We bought it from a dealer and did a checkout on it. My son was riding and within 45 mins the thing filled with water and almost sank. Got it fixed and cleaned the salt water out. Fixing dealer said there where hoses not attached and the selling dealer should have noticed that right away. The dealer I bought it from said basically sorry about your luck. 1K repair bill later. Put such a bad tast in our mouth we are selling and going to just stoke with our trusty little Chap. 

Anyways the weather was perfect and was awesome to spend the holidays with my family and parents at the house. 

Heres to a great 19 boating season everyone. 

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congrats!  Once my kids are off to college, the wife & I are planning to move South.  But likely the Carolinas on a large lake.

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On 1/6/2019 at 12:17 PM, Challenger604 said:

Well we have just spent the last three weeks at our home and now headed back to IL. We did bring our new to is SeaDoo. It was a disaster. We bought it from a dealer and did a checkout on it. My son was riding and within 45 mins the thing filled with water and almost sank. Got it fixed and cleaned the salt water out. Fixing dealer said there where hoses not attached and the selling dealer should have noticed that right away. The dealer I bought it from said basically sorry about your luck. 1K repair bill later. Put such a bad tast in our mouth we are selling and going to just stoke with our trusty little Chap. 

Anyways the weather was perfect and was awesome to spend the holidays with my family and parents at the house. 

Heres to a great 19 boating season everyone. 

That's too bad.  Glad you're enjoying the house, though!  Let me know if you're in KADS!

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4 hours ago, TexasPilot71 said:

That's too bad.  Glad you're enjoying the house, though!  Let me know if you're in KADS!

Hey TP

I will definitely do that. Would be great to meet up. 

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27 minutes ago, Challenger604 said:

Hatem 

i think I would get bared from the site if I post the pictures I took.

Hahaha, pics of the new house?  Joe Miska is out of Tampa, not too far from St. Petersburg just further into the bay.  He hasn't been on here for a while. 

We were supposed to come down and hook up with JeffK last fall, but timing got a bit complicated and the red tide was in full bloom at the time, so we cancelled it.  I was actually all ready to go.  Had the trailer all inspected and souped up for the long haul from MA all the way down.  Very likely to come try again this year, but I think we'll be doing somewhere in the Keys.  Even for you, it would be a good haul from St, Pete's to say, Islamorada. 

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