That's some serious trees, eoe! Gorgeous.
O'Bill, a trailer, in Florida? Will you be out of there before hurricane season starts?
Great to be so close to the water though. Haven't been back to Florida in way too long, I miss the ocean.
Yep. I'm trailer trash... and loving it! I missed the ocean, bad. I ride my bike there daily now and EOE is right about the relaxation. The beach closes an hour before dusk, so when I go (usually at 11pm) I have the balcony on the bluff as well as the beach all to myself. The last hurricane eroded the beach to the point where the waves crash right up to the staircase at high tide and it is mesmerizing. I've also discovered that at about 11 miles an hour; a guy can ride his bike down the beach if he carefully follows the rolling waters edge as the wet, but not soaked sand is very hard. It's a great workout that requires full concentration (or you sink in dry sand or go swimming when you miss your track)(so far, so good). Love it.
My Aunt bought the place to crash at while she looked for a real home... and fell in love with the location. She ended up renting out the "real home" she purchased and bought one of the fancier trailers on the water's edge in this same park. Spectacular views... literally 10 ft. from the water. The park is co-op owned, and they years ago voted into their bylaws that it can never sell without 100% unanimous approval of every owner... which means anyone who wants to cash in a rich offer (they get lots of them) from a big developer is bumming... at least for as long as she lives. She neither needs the dough, nor could she ever realistically afford another place so close to the water. Since this one was so cheap; she keeps it for guests and extra storage. I'd buy it in a heartbeat if I was qualified... but it'll be awhile before I meet the 55 yr old requirement.
Anyway, the difference is essentially the same as when I went from a Z3 Roadster back to a Miata. Virtually none. The only difference is the lack of prestige associated with being trailer trash (or driving a cheaper car).
Like I care. I'm keeping my eyes out for a Miata to trade the Benz in for now!
As for hurricanes; no worries. The two I rode out in the bomb-shelter-like Condo a couple years ago convinced me never to do it again anyway. It's a serious pain living without electricity, even if your structure isn't damaged. Should a cane come this way; I'll simply visit Wisconsin (or maybe I'll get really lucky and it will coincide with a gathering). (By June; Joe Nation should owe me a nice dinner. :wink: )