ROADTRIP 2010 – Are We There Yet?
We’ve spent the last few days steadily heading north along the Florida Atlantic coast as we near the conclusion of our Scenic Rentals ROADTRIP 2010. But fear not, dear readers, there will be other roadtrips in the future, complete with the fascinating and (future) award-winning blogs you’ve all come to know and love.
In the meantime, let me regale you all with exciting tales of our time on the Atlantic coast…Sadly, there aren’t many. This is a work trip after all, people! But we did manage to meet some nice folks and one very friendly cat.
After we left Fort Lauderdale, we headed up towards Singer Island, West Palm Beach, and Vero Beach. You know, the Atlantic Coast is an interesting mix of sleepy little beach towns and super-huge jaw-dropping mansions – and there are benefits to both, I suppose. Unfortunately for us, the one thing they have in common is a restriction on the amount of nights that they can offer their vacation rentals. We read online that Donald Trump actually lives in Palm Beach – do you think he might list on Scenic Rentals?
Once we got up to Cocoa Beach and the New Smyrna Beach area, we were back in our element – lots of vacation rentals by owner to be found! We found many more property owners and managers who were tired of the “Big Bads” running the industry right now – I can’t remember which owner phrased it like that, but y’all get the idea of their general attitude regarding some of our competitors. They’re just over them. Enter Scenic Rentals! We feel pretty strongly that by actually listening to the property owners and managers and figuring out what they want that we’ll end up with a significantly better product – one that works for everyone involved.
Now, don’t you all worry that we were all work and no play on this leg of the trip (Moms, I’m talking to you!) – We actually took an entire evening off while in New Smyrna Beach and watched the sunset from a nearby Tiki Bar. The bar even offered Bar Bingo, which was pretty fun – not that we won anything, but still. And we also discovered some of the yummiest Thai food ever in Jacksonville Beach at Sala Phad Thai. Be forewarned – their “Level 1″ spice is still pretty intense, but even for a wuss like me it was delicious!
We took Sunday off to catch up on some basketball and watch the surfers brave the choppy waters of Jacksonville Beach. But now we’re bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, and ready to take our roadtrip across the state line – it’s Georgia on our mind!
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