My husband I were vacationing, and before we went home, we stopped to look around at some Daytona Beach FL apartments first. We were getting really close to retiring, and we wanted to be some place near the ocean to retire. Living where it snows a lot and is cold for 5 months out of the year really affects your arthritis and quality of daily life. My doctor had told me that living where it is warm would make both of us feel much better and our arthritis wouldn’t be such a problem. So, out of the apartments that we drove past, we were pretty impressed with all of them. All of them had a very tropical, Florida feel to them, which is very calming to us.
I grew up in Minnesota, and that is where I have lived most of my life. I never wanted to leave because that is where my parents were. But they are no longer living, so I no longer felt a need to live somewhere where I did not have family ties anymore. But I found myself wondering if my husband would want to leave, too. He had been living there for 30 years, and I feared that he would not want to make a change. However, when I brought it up to him, he was all for it! We just had to settle on a warm-weather place to move to. We decided to vacation in a few different places to get a feel for the different areas.
The Daytona Beach area is the one that we both agreed that we liked. Our vacation was great, and the thought of living some place that would feel like we were on permanent vacation was very appealing. So, we chose to move there. We rented a cute place that has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and we are settling in nicely.