When I was a child growing up in Greenville, MS, my friends' and our family's beach of choice was Destin Florida. Once I went away to college, my LSU and Ole Miss sorority sisters all headed to Daytona. In the 1960s, I married and moved to Charleston, WV and the beach destination was Myrtle Beach where I developed a love for shagging and beach music. Dancing to the music of the Embers, the Drifters and the wonderful Tams, we shagged on the boardwalk, we shagged on the beach and at Fat Harold's. I loved the area so much that I lived in Myrtle Beach for a couple of years in the 80s.
Real work called, and, before I knew it, I was living and working in Atlanta. This time my beach going contemporaries were heading to a different beach destination -- Hilton Head. Only a 5 or 6 hour drive from the city, I spent many years visiting friends and dancing to beach music once again, same songs, different beach.
In 2000, the real estate bug hit me, and I left Atlanta for the sand arriving in Sarasota to the beaches of Siesta Key and Longboat Key and another selection of beach music. I never hear the sounds of SC beach music here. Now it's all Jimmy Buffett! I do love "Cheeseburger in Paradise" whether it's at Burger King, Wendy's or listening to Buffet sing it.
I played around on MySpace yesterday and added some favorite beach music to my profile. Take a look. My favorite beach music is still "I Love Beach Music" and "Be Young Be Foolish, Be Happy!" What's your favorite beach music and what's your beach history?
If you have the urge to put your toes in the sand, Siesta Key or Longboat Key beach homes or condos are plentiful right now.
Contact Annette Smith at 941-504-3922 for more information about Sarasota Florida real estate.