It’s Day 24 in the “30 Days about me” series and today is all about where you live. I live in Navarre, FL. I grew up in Gulf Breeze, FL (about 20 miles away) moved and itched to get back for years and last year we finally did. Well back pretty close anyways to the Navarre Beach area.
This place I call home is a beautiful place, you feel like you are on vacation every day with the beach right here. I remember growing up with it, I took it for granted that it was there. Then I moved away and now that I am back I appreciate the paradise I have right out my door. I love having a beach 5 minutes from my home. We are right smack in the middle between Destin and Pensacola Beach (that is the place I spent years at when growing up).
It has some of the yummiest places to eat such as Cactus Flower Cafe, Thai Hut 2, and The Slippery Mermaid. We have a Winn Dixie, Walmart and, my absolute favorite, Publix all within 5 miles of my home for grocery shopping. We are about 25 miles from Destin and an amazing outlet mall as well as an the Destin Common (and a Johnny Rockets, which I fell in love with when I went to California for a movie premiere).
The schools here (or the ones my kids go to anyway) are some of the best. The only thing is the school schedule is a bit wacky. K-5th goes from 7:30 to 1:30 then 6th-12th grade go 9:15-3:15. So it doesn’t leave a lot of time once I have gotten them off to run errands and all that jazz. However, they do work great with the kids and help them to excel. We are growing and last year with 13 kindergarten teachers they were still over capacity (same in most grades).
A fun little tidbit about Navarre Beach, a lot of Jaws 2 was filmed here. Also at Hulburt field here (about 10 minutes from my home) part of Transformers 3 was filmed. Cool little facts about this place I call home.
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