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Our First Days in Destin

January 17, 2007

On our first visit to the Gulf Coast and Destin in particular we came through Fort Walton Beach and headed east toward Destin. It was late in the afternoon and was fairly dark. What really left an impression was that we thought we could see snow among the reeds and other growth on the dunes seperating us from the Gulf. Of course it turned out to be the beautiful white sand that gives Destin its renown reputation as the Luckiest Fishing Village in the country. I remarked “Have we driven all this distance to see a snow storm.”

We spent a week in a condo that Aileen’s sister and husband owned. I was recovering from a very painful month or so of sciatic nerve damage. The following year we reserved three months in the same condo where her sister was staying.