My family back in southern New Hampshire has been without power and with cold winter temp's since last week's severe ice storm. I feel for them, I really do. This is the time of year they want to be here. I don't blame them. That is why I moved here almost fifteen years ago. I could no longer take the long, cold winters in northern Vermont. What is interesting is Florida has four seasons too, although much more subtle than most areas of the country. I love all the seaons here. Summer is a favorite. Yes it get's hot July through September, but the afternoon showers cool it down to a comfortable range by late afternoon, early evening. In fact I find it hotter up north in the summer, because the haze tends to hold in the warm air. Many of those residents still don't have central AC. The air here is some of the clearest and cleanest I have lived in or visited. I believe this allows the hot air to rise quicker and higher into the atmosphere instead of the haze holding it close to the ground. I find it's easier to cool off from the heat than warm up from the cold. Having said that, let me tell you how wonderful it is to live on Charlotte Harbor, the second largest natural harbor in the state. I live in Pirate Harbor www.pirateharbor.com, a small, beautiful, laidback subdivision with direct access to Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico through Boca Grande pass. This area is well known for it's sport fishing, sailing, golfing and the beautiful white sandy beaches and tropical blue waters surrounding the Gulf Barrier Islands. Punta Gorda a quaint, historic city of just under 20,000 is only short drive away. Punta Gorda has wonderful residential communities as well, that fit the lifesyles for boating, fishing, golfing, equestrians, retirees and just loafing around. We have quality schools, hospitals, and all denominations of places to worship. Did I mention dining, shopping and entertainment? We have it all. Go to www.nancyelliott.com and click on links of interest for specific informational sites about this unique area. The new Charlotte Harbor Events Center, on the harbor recently opened. The Wyvern Hotel just opened with upscale dining and rooms, and a tapas bar outdoors on the rooftop overlooking the harbor. Fisherman's Village offers waterfront shopping, dining, lodging and docking. A riverwalk from Fishville along the Peace River (flows into Charlotte Harbor) in Punta Gorda will soon become a reality. There is much more to go on about, but I think you get the idea. Contact me for more information about my backyard, you won't be disappointed.
Nancy Elliott "Dedicated To Client Satisfaction"