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"OKALOOSA ISLAND" Something To See
experience and "www.panoramio.com" ^ | Saturday, May 6, 2012 | Yosemitest

Posted on 05/06/2012 4:10:14 PM PDT by Yosemitest



TOPICS: Travel
KEYWORDS: getaway; taxes
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Rona_Badger, this post is for you.
1 posted on 05/06/2012 4:10:20 PM PDT by Yosemitest
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To: Yosemitest

As a former Californian who has moved to a cooler climate, Florida would be the last place on Earth I would live. Earthquakes I can tolerate, but hurricanes yearly, NO WAY!


2 posted on 05/06/2012 4:32:42 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: Yosemitest

Looks absolutely beautiful, until a CAT 5 Hurricane or Tsunami comes thru. But wow, in the meantime...


3 posted on 05/06/2012 4:37:09 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: Yosemitest

what is that yucky greenish brown stuff on the left of the picture...not inviting at all


4 posted on 05/06/2012 4:38:22 PM PDT by leenie312
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To: Yosemitest

Redneck Riviera!! The only place in the world besides home, that when we go there on annual vacation, it also feels just like home.


5 posted on 05/06/2012 4:40:29 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Yosemitest
Cape San Blas - Florida


6 posted on 05/06/2012 4:44:39 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Yosemitest
MOVE you say? Just curious, what's the going average price for property or a condo there?

And what's the going cost for property insurance?

7 posted on 05/06/2012 4:44:39 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: Hot Tabasco

On the beach? Outrageous, just like any beach. A mile inland? If you live in California, you literally would not believe what your money would get you.

(Disclaimer: I live near the Alabama coast, not Florida.)


8 posted on 05/06/2012 4:52:06 PM PDT by suthener
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To: HangnJudge

My home, a mile south.


9 posted on 05/06/2012 4:58:48 PM PDT by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: Yosemitest

I left CA for Idaho. Love my new location. Too bad I can’t be home to enjoy it. I have to go where there is work with a decent income. That is San Diego until I can arrange something equal or better.


10 posted on 05/06/2012 4:59:01 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: SatinDoll
How much advance notice do you get for earthquakes?
I was at March AFB for the Landers 6.8 and 7.2, and for the Northridge 6.8.
You get plenty of notice of advancing hurricanes.
Now tornadoes are a little more tricky.
11 posted on 05/06/2012 5:14:59 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: suthener
If you live in California, you literally would not believe what your money would get you.

Surprise me, give me an estimate......

12 posted on 05/06/2012 5:17:43 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: leenie312
Soil under the fresh water less than two foot deep, in Choctawhatchee Bay.
13 posted on 05/06/2012 5:18:39 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Check it out for yourself.
14 posted on 05/06/2012 5:24:04 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: Yosemitest

But if you believe that you must always vote for a Democrat, please stay in California.


15 posted on 05/06/2012 5:30:11 PM PDT by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: Yosemitest

But if you believe that you must always vote for a Democrat, please stay in California.


16 posted on 05/06/2012 5:30:24 PM PDT by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: Yosemitest
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww, thank you, Yose! This is the nicest thing anyone has done for me in a long time. God willing, etc., I am 100 days away from moving out of my native CAL I FORN I A ...

The best part is I have already moved lock, stock and barrel to the Free Republic! ~ Rona Badger (Have Musket, Will Travel)

17 posted on 05/06/2012 5:37:46 PM PDT by Rona_Badger (Heeds the Calling Wind)
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To: suthener
There's always Crestview.
Check it out on mapquest.
18 posted on 05/06/2012 5:49:00 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: Yosemitest
Don't tell the Kalifornia wackos how nice it is in the South. We don't need these people down here.

A reminder for Kalifornians & damn Yankees: The South is full of rednecks with guns. They don't wash themselves or brush their few remaining teeth. There are swamps & mosquitoes. Lots of deadly snakes. The roads are all dirt. The nicest homes are trailers. Country music blares from every tractor.

And strangers are shot on sight.

19 posted on 05/06/2012 5:49:26 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: RightWingConspirator
I had a hard time voting for Newt because he's not conservative enough.
I only had to serve 3 and 1/2 years in the land of "Fruits and Nuts", commonly called the land of "Shake and Bake".
20 posted on 05/06/2012 5:52:31 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: Mister Da
Just send them out freshwater fishing on the Yellow or Blackwater Rivers.
They're not use to water lizards.
21 posted on 05/06/2012 5:54:57 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: Rona_Badger
Watch this video from YouTube.com and be sure to watch Swamp People.
22 posted on 05/06/2012 6:02:28 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: Yosemitest

Yes, we have hurricanes every week from June until November, the Swamp People vacation here when alligator season is closed, the local rednecks have 4 wheel drive pulling contests on the beach every Saturday and Sunday, all of the food in restaurants and even in the grocery stores is deep fried, and there are no vegetables offered anywhere.
Don’t move here!


23 posted on 05/06/2012 6:10:15 PM PDT by CPONav
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To: Yosemitest

Life just sucks here <s

Moved here from N.C. and haven’t looked back.

BTW, I’m proud to be able to call that a picture of my office.
I teach scuba and run my own fishing and diving charter boat.


24 posted on 05/06/2012 6:11:09 PM PDT by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: Yosemitest; Hot Tabasco

To be honest, I’m too tired and too lazy, and my posting skills suck, but Yosemitest posted these links to me. Look at the one for Crestview. It has MLS listings for the area that were easy to quickly look at.

There’s always Crestview.
http://florida.hometownlocator.com/fl/okaloosa/crestview.cfm

Check it out on mapquest.


25 posted on 05/06/2012 6:20:51 PM PDT by suthener
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To: Yosemitest

And that strip of land is underwater and destroyed every time a hurricane roars through


26 posted on 05/06/2012 6:25:43 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Yosemitest

We like to put our kayak in on the bay at the spot just north of where the buildings stop, next to the old wrecked piers. Great spot.

Living here has been awesome, too bad my husband’s job got Obamanized and we’re going to have to relocate somewhere else. Never thought I’dlike living in Florida but Okaloose is OK.


27 posted on 05/06/2012 6:26:26 PM PDT by JenB
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To: Hot Tabasco

If you are really really lucky you give them all of your pay checks, your social security number, access to all your accounts, and your first and second born child and THEN you can have a small (700 square foot) condo in some run down dump of a ghetto.


28 posted on 05/06/2012 6:28:30 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Mister Da

Well I will be moving down south in a little over a year....

I want to be closer to my daughter. The only reason I am in California is because the work I do is in fact unique to the location. if you had the job I would much rather have worked there


29 posted on 05/06/2012 6:30:59 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: leenie312
what is that yucky greenish brown stuff on the left of the picture..

Its 0bambi's algae....waiting to power your vehicle in the 22nd century.

30 posted on 05/06/2012 6:32:33 PM PDT by spokeshave (If Obama is Lenin....who are Trotsky and Stalin...?)
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To: HangnJudge

The view to the North with Eagle Harbor! A bit lower might show where the ling are.

vob


31 posted on 05/06/2012 6:34:47 PM PDT by Vob (free radical community organizer)
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To: Yosemitest
I don't see many single residence homes on that island. Now, if I could afford it I would rather live here:


32 posted on 05/06/2012 6:47:39 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Vob
You Mean, Here?


33 posted on 05/06/2012 6:48:33 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Yosemitest

Wow ... I see so many good fishing spots

TT


34 posted on 05/06/2012 6:56:43 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: HangnJudge

Well no actually I was looking for something at a lower altitude. That is a great view of the southern most point in the Florida panhandle. Not too far and back to the east a bit is where the Empire Mica rests after being sunk by a German U-boat when it rounded the Cape outside the shoals back during the big one. You would not happen to have a shot of the Indian Pass Raw Bar would you?


35 posted on 05/06/2012 7:03:10 PM PDT by Vob (free radical community organizer)
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To: Vob
Yup


36 posted on 05/06/2012 7:05:22 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: HangnJudge

Yup!

vob


37 posted on 05/06/2012 7:08:43 PM PDT by Vob (free radical community organizer)
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To: diverteach
You wouldn't have any time in Eglin or Duke tower, would you?
Do you work for Captain Rick?
38 posted on 05/06/2012 7:08:48 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: leenie312

Leenie. Those are sand bars. You can step out of your boat and play in the ware. In some cases you can walk out to them from the shoreline. The sand is so white it looks like snow. We took Christmas photos there and everyone thought it was snow. Been there sine 1982. Haven’t blown away yet.Beats the heck out of California. And the people there is not as smart as those in California (sarc).Just better.


39 posted on 05/06/2012 7:16:10 PM PDT by papageo
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To: Nifster
It ain't what'cha make, it's what'cha keep!
And sometimes, it's how ya' live (hint: Secondhand Lions ).
40 posted on 05/06/2012 7:17:34 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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That's the beauty of it. It's a place to play.
It's owned by Eglan AFB and is protected airspace for their runways.
41 posted on 05/06/2012 7:21:34 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: jonrick46

Those are single family residence. See the one car garage’s.


42 posted on 05/06/2012 7:24:29 PM PDT by papageo
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To: HangnJudge
Isn't that the Cape St. George Lighthouse, Florida (Near Apalachicola)?


43 posted on 05/06/2012 7:33:45 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: Mister Da

Don’t tell the Kalifornia wackos how nice it is in the South. We don’t need these people down here.

A reminder for Kalifornians & damn Yankees: The South is full of rednecks with guns. They don’t wash themselves or brush their few remaining teeth. There are swamps & mosquitoes. Lots of deadly snakes. The roads are all dirt. The nicest homes are trailers. Country music blares from every tractor.

And strangers are shot on sight.

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Hey there, except for the mosquitoes and swamps, you just described where I live in Tulare County California. Well, ok, we have blaring Mariachi music, but the rest of it is spot on. California’s inland is as Red as it gets. The crazy people live on the coast.


44 posted on 05/06/2012 7:49:35 PM PDT by bored of education
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You failed to mention so many more things that they should be forewarned about. Your post makes it seem like a paradise compared to how it actually is.

vob


45 posted on 05/06/2012 7:56:25 PM PDT by Vob (free radical community organizer)
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To: Yosemitest
We are looking to move to the FL panhandle. I will follow this with interest.
46 posted on 05/07/2012 8:39:07 AM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: texas booster
What are you looking for? The water is better east of Destin. Destin is a vacation community, and considered very expensive, but really is the place to visit.

Just east of Fort Walton Beach FL is Oakaloosa Island, owned by Eglin AFB, but open to the public, except for a few small areas used by Special Forces for water landing training.
It’s beautiful and where the horses running on the beach scene was shot in the movie “Secondhand Lions”.
It’s about 5 miles of open Gulf of Mexico Beach with Emerald Green water, warm, and inviting, pictured in the opening post.
Seagrove Beach, FL is better, but more expensive, due to being the area where “The Truman Show” was shot.
There many retirees from all over the country that call Seagrove home.

If you're looking for rolling hills, then you'll be more than an hour away from the beach.
Sycamore, FL west of Tallahassee, Fl is about the hilliest area of Florida I know, and close to Torreya State Park.

If you like clear fresh water and floats down the river, then consider Manattee Road, FL near Manatee Springs State Park.
It's west south west of Gainsville, about 43 miles.
47 posted on 05/07/2012 11:25:03 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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One other thing, you can't beat the BX and Commissary at Eglin AFB. It's one of the largest in the country.
The choices of merchandise are just fantastic. They compare or beat Ft Sam Houston BX and Commissary in San Antonio, TX.
48 posted on 05/07/2012 11:40:32 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: CPONav
You forgot to mention the proliferation of tobacco use and country western music. Surely those California people would never have any interest in relocating to this part of the country.

They'd be terribly unhappy, and it would break my heart to see them that way. For their own happiness, I would implore them to stay in California....

49 posted on 05/07/2012 11:47:24 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: jonrick46
You know that your picture demonstrates But the economy is helped by their wasteful spending.
50 posted on 05/07/2012 11:56:23 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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