Matt and I tossed this idea around to become Jr. Snowbirds. It was something that we joked about it…until we realized that we could make it a reality. Throughout the process of selling our business we focused on putting this daydream into motion.
First, we figured out when we could go and January seemed like the right fit. After the holidays and it gave us ample time to prepare. Our business finally sold officially in October but our last day of work was September 30th.
We were able to find a great condo on the beach for a great rental price. Especially since we were going in the low season we could afford two months! SOLD! Now, we did do something smart – we rented out our home for the two months that we would be away. How? Well there are people, couples or families that need short term rentals. We happen to find a really great couple who needed a place for January to the end of February. It was a match made in heaven. We met with them, ran background and credit checks and viola! We currently have renters living in our home. To prepare our home is another story on its own for another time LOL! But it has offset the cost for us to come and live in PCB.
Our condo is in the resort community called Shores of Panama. We are on the 8th floor and have an incredible view right on the water.
It is very spacious with a large master bedroom with en-suite bathroom. A large and open concept living room/kitchen/dining room area. It has a second bedroom with two small bunk-beds that also has an en-suite with a washer/dryer. It’s great for the two of us and our small fur-baby, Brady.
It does have a large balcony that over looks the gulf and pool. We love just sitting out there and just staring into the vast blue water and listening to the endless waves.
The trip down was easy. We left early in the morning on Dec. 31st and drove to Nashville, or somewhere outside of Nashville and stayed in a motel. We didn’t make it to midnight…not even close! We were exhausted! We ate Shoney’s and crashed.
The next morning we slept in a bit and drove right to PCB. Again, no issues driving. It rained a lot but nothing horrible. We did have a cute co-pilot helping out as well.
Having our vehicle while here has been great too, but we have plenty around us to walk to which is nice as well. The neighborhood is great! They have a cute dog area set up where its grass and bushes which makes it easy for Brady. We have a nice, flat 2.5km walking loop that I try to do 2-3 times a day.
Well, we will be here for the two months so stayed tuned for many more outings and pictures to follow.