Originally Posted by JohnRPollard
Are you thinking about relocating?
Here's the scoop. (long story)
My wife's family is from Jacksonville. My wife has always been a North Florida girl. I am from the Midwest all my life.
When we first got together, Julie fell in love with the midwest including the winters here. She loves the snow and cold having never exprinced it in her lifetime.
We visit Nothern Florida at least twice a year and every year I ask when we are going to move down there. Well her father is getting along in age and her mother is also getting up there. I think she is now getting ready to be back close to her family and give up all the wonders of a midwest winter.
I have been commited to staying in the midwest because I have two beautiful daughter here from my previous marriage. Well the girls are now 16 and 18 and the younger one will be done with high school in another year. I think my daughters would also welcome a change and the opportunity to get out of the midwest.
I do really like it here, don't get me wrong, but at the same time I think I am ready for a change.
Last week we were down for Thanksgiving and I started checking out some areas in Jacksonville including the Fruit Cove area. We liked it but Julie and I agreed, it is a very congested place to live.
I think we would enjoy sailing on the St. John's but I am also afraid we might get bored with it winthin a matter of a couple of years.
Julie suggested we look into the Frenandina area which I like the idea of, but I am not sure how I wouold get along with the 8' tide differnces. Having sailed on a lake all my life I am not sure I would like that.
Thats when I came up with the idea of the lower bay and the Virginia penninsula.
Julie travels for work and as long as we are close to a major airport we should be ok. The Bay also offers a bit of a buffer zone between me and my inlaws. We will be closer than Chicago, but still a half a days drive or so away.
To answer your question, yes we are contemplating a move.