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Home is where the heart is

I love where I live,
Plain and simple.

Cons of my home:
-It feels like I’m swimming all the time (humidity).
-The above does not agree with my curly hair.
-It gets boring unless you drive 30 minutes to an hour away. You can only go to the beach so much.
-Its hot. All the time. We probably have about 2-3 months if we are lucky out of the year where it is cold enough for my scarf fetish.
-I run into 1/2 of my graduating class that I didn’t speak to, know, or like on a daily basis. Those conversations just get awkward because they always want to talk.
-Southern hospitality. People saying ‘Hi’ and being nice really isn’t a bad thing; sometimes you just want to be left alone though. And sometimes people are just too nice.

Pros:
-Southern hospitality. Also, a good thing because I love meeting new people. Even when people are ‘too nice,’ its good to know people notice you. Kind of makes you smile if anything else. I also feel as though it gives me a reason to say ‘Hi’ to everyone because I’m from the south and its what we do.
-Beautiful. If you don’t believe me, look at the pictures. I’m not a pro photographer or anything and they were all taken with my iPhone, but pictures say a thousand words. Or so they say.
-The beach. Its free, potentially hours of entertainment, I can: play volley ball (haha doesn’t happen), swim, drink, people watch, tan, drink, swim some more, and did I mention its free?
-Everyone always comes home. Unfortunately, after high school a lot of my close friends moved off to bigger and better things. Fortunately, they always come home at least once a year.
-My family is here (mom and sister anyway) and home is where the heart is.

The cons and pros are fairly evenly matched, but when I have my doubts all I have to do it go outside and look around me. Preferably not in a place where there are people.

One day maybe Ill leave. That probably wont happen for a while. Thank you for reading my mindless ramble. Now you may enjoy the pictures of my home. πŸ™‚

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This is crab island! If you’ve never been prepare to see naked drunk people and maybe even get drunk yourself if you’re lucky.

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We Floridians like to do crazy things like tubing in shark infested waters. We live life on the edge.

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Destin Bridge from a boat.

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Good shot of the Harbor Walk from a boat (There is another picture down below of what it looks like when you are walking there)

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Boat in the water. *Captain Obvious*

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That’s a pirate ship.Β  I believe its also a restaurant.

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Firework boat for our festivals.

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Nature. I walk a lot so I have a lot of these kinds of pictures. This one is probably one of my favorites.

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Feeding the birds at the zoo. I never liked zoos until I read ‘The Life of Pi.’ Now I’m ok with them as long as they take good care of their animals.

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The giraffe is my favorite at this zoo (because they don’t have pandas ;))

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The Harbor Walk in Destin. Yes those deserts say “Bacon Love.” And the Jester at the bottom is an amazing alcoholic beverage they serve. There are a lot of restaurants, art exhibits, stores, kayak/ paddle board/ jet ski/ boat rental, live shows, festivals, fireworks and soon to be zip lining and Margarita Vile.

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We have a lot of clubs that do a lot of shows, this one is Coheed and Cambria at the Swamp. I love Coheed and Cambria!! They didn’t do much but the ingenious sound they were producing was amazing. This is where I went to my first concert at many years ago πŸ˜‰

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In This Moment at Club LA. Probably one of my favorite shows ever Maria Brinks has amazing stage presence and puts on a great show. If you ever get the chance to see them go!

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Local joint called “Fudpuckers” has amazing food and drinks its one of the bigger ‘touristy’ restaurants. This is my friend Melissa and myself sharing a drink.

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Whats a picture of my home without the beach? This is under the pier.

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Two of my best friends walking down Pensacola beach.

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This is one of my favorite things about my home.<3 Yes the sand is white. No filter or edits. This is just my beach in all its glory.

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We have some great parks. I don’t like this one so much because it doesn’t have a swing. They are fun to eat lunch at or just to go be a kid again.

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We like to play goofy golf.

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A lot.

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I make a lot of friends on my daily walks.

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We have lots of arcades. This is my nephew πŸ™‚ There is an arcade in Fudpuckers now called Fat Daddy’s and its amazing.

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This is Fat Daddys. These are my friends πŸ™‚ We bough smarties and moon blasters with all of our tickets.

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This is what I like to call a “Floriday”

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A friend on one of my walks.

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This is in downtown. Its where the cool kids hang out.

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Recent adventure with friends at our local bowling alley. Melissa and myself did our makeup all ‘zombie’fied and decided to go out. Because that’s what we do.

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