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Bonita Beach Shells

Bonita Beach Sea Shells

This is just a great reminder for me to go to Bonita Beach.  Sadly, I take it for granted. I live a mere two miles away and I can't tell you the last time I went to see it, walk on the short, watch the sun go down. I'm putting an alert in my calendar to go or it won't happen.

Bonita Beach has several accesses on Hickory Boulevard which offer free parking.  Just look for the "flag" hanging near the parking area.  After 5:00 p.m.  the Barefoot Beach Preserve doesn't charge entry fees. It's a state park with full facilities.  

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Rainmaker
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Roger D. Mucci
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Love the quote and love the beach.....bad knees make it difficult for me to walk in the sand, so the next best thing was moving to an apartment with a spectacular view of the lake.

Sep 09, 2014 09:18 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Sharon & Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN - Lafayette, IN
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Chris, isn't that the truth that we just take things for granted when we live near an attraction?  Hopefully you can make some time and get out there to Bonita Beach!

Sep 09, 2014 09:24 PM #2
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Anita Clark
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Chris: It does seem the busier we get the less time we have to stop and enjoy the beauty around us. I hope you find some regular time(s) to put a walk on the beach back on your must-do list.

Sep 09, 2014 09:41 PM #3
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
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I think that's understandable Chris.  My father in law and his wife moved to Hollywood, Florida about 6 years ago.  The first two years they lived on the beach in a condo, and after a year or so, really didn't go to the beach anymore.  I think that's normal!  

Sep 09, 2014 09:49 PM #4
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good morning Chris. Your insight is thoughtful and your plan is better still. Get there.

Sep 09, 2014 10:11 PM #5
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Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS
Chris - I know what you mean: I live within a mile, and yet, it can be SO tough to actually GET to the beach!
Sep 09, 2014 10:20 PM #6
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Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
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So true Chris!  I lived right across the street from the sand and walked in it every day!  Now I am a mile from the beach and it is a bother to get into the car, find a parking space and fit that walk into the equation.  Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors when you next visit your parents, let us know and we will have a AR meetup!  on the beach

Sep 09, 2014 11:23 PM #7
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Chris, I try to get to the beach at least once/week for a sunrise or sunset.  After living so far away from the sea for so long, I try to remind myself to not take it for granted.  And that Jimi Hendrix song is one of my all time favorites-  GREAT tune.

Sep 10, 2014 02:36 AM #8
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
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Hi Chris, I know what you mean.  When you live and work on an island that has a beach you sometimes take it for granted.  I know I do.

Sep 10, 2014 03:37 AM #9
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Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
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Chris:

Awesome picture. Island living sounds like a great way to live. Hopefully one day soon I can give it a try. 

Sep 10, 2014 08:29 AM #10
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
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Chris,

 We take things that are close to us for granted we must remember to get up and take time to smell the roses!

Sep 10, 2014 09:41 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
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We enjoy walks on the beach whenever we can squeeze it into our schedule. Try and make some time for it and take pix for all of us to enjoy too...

Sep 10, 2014 09:49 PM #12
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
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Good afternoon Christine,

You need to take the time to walk on the beach..how fortunate you are to be only 2 miles away!!

Sep 11, 2014 04:28 AM #13
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Dinah Stallworth-Lewis
Priority Real Estate LLC - 800.978.4847 - Natchitoches, LA
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Chris,

Take the time and go to Bonita Beach and enjoy yourself.  Now don't ignore the reminders ... Have a good day.

Sep 14, 2014 09:17 PM #14
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Brian Sharkey
SharkeyRE LLC - Port St Lucie, FL
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Great Post, hope you get to enjoy a beautiful walk on the beach really soon!

Sep 17, 2014 01:57 AM #15
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Jeff Jensen
The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states - Greenwich, CT

Bonita Beach looks and sounds like a pleasant spot indeed.

Sep 25, 2014 08:09 AM #16
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