For this year’s spring break vacation, Brooke and I headed to the Emerald Coast located on the panhandle of Florida. We had a few reasons to visit this location, besides the obvious crystal clear waters and powdery white beaches. My son recently bought his first house and got engaged so we were super excited to see his new home and meet his fiance! Another exciting reason to head to the Sunshine state is in a few years I will be retiring and have decided Florida will be my retirement destination so the search for condos has officially begun. And finally, Brooke has begun the college search so we decided to tour the University of West Florida. Brooke is also now sixteen and has her driver’s license, so I got a reprieve every few hours and she was beyond thrilled to assist in this driving adventure!