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Old 09-11-2013, 01:03 PM   #21
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I consider 'Florida's mountains' to be the thunderheads that pile up there. (Not original with me, by the way.) I am sure you can see those storms from the moon.

You have to fly into Tampa in stormy weather at night with a window seat to get the idea.

We tried spook hill. No joy. I am guessing like "The Oregon Vortex"--local hokum. Still, when we have more time, we may try it again.
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Old 09-11-2013, 01:15 PM   #22
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No hills in Florida? The southeast corner of my home 40 is 75 FASL, while up by the road in front of the house is 112 FASL. 37 feet over a quarter mile isn't much of a hill, but it isn't flat either.

I will save you guys the trouble of checking out NW Florida. Our skeeters are so bad, the gators have to use deet. We have desert and swamp, all within five miles of each other. Too dry to farm one, too wet the other. And if you buy a tractor newer than ten years old, your neighbors will think you are trying to be uppity.

Speaking of neighbors, I checked on Rosetta Stone.com, and they don't offer a course in redneck. So you will need to find someone to translate for you doing simple task like buying gas or groceries. Don't even try going to the farmer's co-op for dog food unless you are wearing your over-all's.

So to sum up, don't come to NW Florida. You won't like it, and it is too crowded already. In the three hours I have been sitting at my PC this morning, four cars have gone by on the road. And I didn't know one of them.

Seriously, I have lived an hour away from the Gulf my whole life. That is about as close as I would like to be. In Florida tourist effect everything, even the weather report on your local news. We have to watch a Dothan Al station to get away from tourist weather. {the weather drone will say "no chance of rain this weekend. Come on down," when you have been in a six month drought and are praying for rain} The closer to the coast you are, the more you will pay for everything.
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No hills in Florida? The southeast corner of my home 40 is 75 FASL, while up by the road in front of the house is 112 FASL. 37 feet over a quarter mile isn't much of a hill, but it isn't flat either.

I will save you guys the trouble of checking out NW Florida. Our skeeters are so bad, the gators have to use deet. We have desert and swamp, all within five miles of each other. Too dry to farm one, too wet the other. And if you buy a tractor newer than ten years old, your neighbors will think you are trying to be uppity.

Speaking of neighbors, I checked on Rosetta Stone.com, and they don't offer a course in redneck. So you will need to find someone to translate for you doing simple task like buying gas or groceries. Don't even try going to the farmer's co-op for dog food unless you are wearing your over-all's.

So to sum up, don't come to NW Florida. You won't like it, and it is too crowded already. In the three hours I have been sitting at my PC this morning, four cars have gone by on the road. And I didn't know one of them.

Seriously, I have lived an hour away from the Gulf my whole life. That is about as close as I would like to be. In Florida tourist effect everything, even the weather report on your local news. We have to watch a Dothan Al station to get away from tourist weather. {the weather drone will say "no chance of rain this weekend. Come on down," when you have been in a six month drought and are praying for rain} The closer to the coast you are, the more you will pay for everything.
Pretty happy here in Florida today. Did some fishing and kayaking today with DW, some pool time. Probably golf in the morning if I have energy. And the lack of hills makes for more comfortable bike rides.
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Ha Ha..... Northeast FLA is a lot more fun, still no hills but. There are a few bugs but they are tolerable, people come here for the history not the beaches, we have those all to ourselves....
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Ha Ha..... Northeast FLA is a lot more fun, still no hills but. There are a few bugs but they are tolerable, people come here for the history not the beaches, we have those all to ourselves....
We did have a lizard come in the back door today, but for us it just added to the day's entertainment
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