A 32-Year Love Affair
It doesn’t seem possible, but 32 years ago, Terry and I started a new life in beautiful Venice, Florida! What an adventure it has been. I well remember the feeling that would overcome me as I drove over the south bridge to the “Island” to work every day. The picture-perfect water views made me feel like I was on a permanent vacation in paradise. After 32 years, I still feel like I’m on vacation….most days. Our beautiful, sandy beaches continue to provide me with a sense of peace and tranquility. Each gorgeous sunset is unique and more breathtaking. Terry and I especially love Caspersen Beach and the many new parks where we enjoy picnics and precious family time with our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. There’s even a beach for our four-legged friends, Paw Park. I respect our city and county governments for everything they do to build and protect these special amenities. The palm-lined historic MainStreet shopping district called “The Island Avenues” grows more enchanting with every year. There is something for everyone from cafes to gourmet restaurants…darling boutiques…antiques…outdoor concerts…art festivals and so much more. When we first moved here, I wondered how I would adjust to the “holidays” without the cold, snowy weather. Well…the transformation was amazing. Venice Avenue lined with decorated and lit palm trees..holiday music filling the streets..young and old alike cheering at the annual Christmas Parade.. the annual “Christmas Walk”.. the annual “Boat Parade”..the list goes on and on. Christmas in Venice is a treasure. When our youngest daughter was a child, a favorite pastime was going to the south Jetty and walking hand in hand with her while skipping and jumping on the big rocks that line the waterway. It always makes me smile and my heart aches just a little whenever I go back and watch the children at play. You haven’t experienced the Venice lifestyle until you have seen the dolphins playing in the waterways at the Jetty….it’s so popular that during “season” it’s difficult to even find a parking space. 32 years ago, Venice took my breath away and it still does. It’s the “City on the Gulf”, the “Sharkstooth Capital of the World” and a community full of wonderful people and great businesses. It just keeps getting better…Come share it with us!
“Yesterday is gone..tomorrow is uncertain..today is here, so USE it by experiencing everything Venice has to offer”
Please call our direct team line at 941-270-7771 or email us at Terry@WeLoveVeniceFL.com . We would love to meet you!