Originally Posted by naturecoastcrafter
I used to live on Anna Maria Island in the city of Anna Maria, but 5 hurricanes and the tourists chased us farther north--west coast, north of Tampa, Port Richey. Weeki Wachee, home of the mermaids. Any of this ring a bell? We're rural, mostly.
yes, I went to Weeki Wachee when I was a child, maybe 5 yrs old, hard to believe it's still around 55 years later.
I've been to Anna Maria a couple times to eat, it's not that far from here. Tampa's about 45 minutes to an hour away.
I lived in NJ and it was very congested, I could take a train into Manhattan in 25 minutes. So crowds are much worse there than here. AND since we've been here the hurricanes have skipped over us but have been horrible in NJ. My old neighborhood lost power for about 10 days. Can you imagine?