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Old 09-30-2017, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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The Future of Retirement Is Margaritaville


Is the Jimmy Buffet brand name getting more popular? It would seem that Buffet has not been idle. He has been marketing his brand to 55+ communities. My first thought on it was "The Villages" in FL, but you could put that sort of free love and carefree attitudes.

It is just a interesting read from a Bloomberg reporter.
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Old 09-30-2017, 11:11 AM
 
Location: R.I.
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The Future of Retirement Is Margaritaville


Is the Jimmy Buffet brand name getting more popular? It would seem that Buffet has not been idle. He has been marketing his brand to 55+ communities. My first thought on it was "The Villages" in FL, but you could put that sort of free love and carefree attitudes.

It is just a interesting read from a Bloomberg reporter.
Don't laugh, but I have taken an interest in this community. I am by no stretch of the imagination a Parrot Head, but I like the idea that this will be not a golf but a golf cart community that will also include a retail area similar to The Villages but on a much smaller scale around 6000 homes. And for me the best perk this community will have is it's private stretch of beach on Daytona along with complimentary shuttle service to it.

Having lived in the Ocean State my entire 60 years, for me to consider relocation in retirement it has to be within a short drive to a body of salt water especially now since when I came home from work yesterday to my great surprise there sitting in my driveway was a gently used 17 ft Boston Whaler. According to Mr. Nightengale the boat is an early retirement gift for me. I'd say really early since I won't be retiring for another 6 years.
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Old 09-30-2017, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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Don't laugh, but I have taken an interest in this community. I am by no stretch of the imagination a Parrot Head, but I like the idea that this will be not a golf but a golf cart community that will also include a retail area similar to The Villages but on a much smaller scale around 6000 homes. And for me the best perk this community will have is it's private stretch of beach on Daytona along with complimentary shuttle service to it.

Having lived in the Ocean State my entire 60 years, for me to consider relocation in retirement it has to be within a short drive to a body of salt water especially now since when I came home from work yesterday to my great surprise there sitting in my driveway was a gently used 17 ft Boston Whaler. According to Mr. Nightengale the boat is an early retirement gift for me. I'd say really early since I won't be retiring for another 6 years.
I am sooooooooo jealous. Mrs Oldsoldier don't like the ocean so I would never be able to buy a boat of any decent size to go in the ocean.
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Old 10-01-2017, 08:15 AM
 
Location: R.I.
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I am sooooooooo jealous. Mrs Oldsoldier don't like the ocean so I would never be able to buy a boat of any decent size to go in the ocean.
I can understand how Mrs. OS feels, being out in the ocean with no land in sight can be a frightening experience for many individuals. I think we all have things that frighten us that for others they would not blink an eye over. For me it is snakes, and that being said not so sure how well I would do in Margaritaville which is being built in heavy snake territory unless I self medicate away my fears with margaritas.
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Old 10-01-2017, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I am sooooooooo jealous. Mrs Oldsoldier don't like the ocean so I would never be able to buy a boat of any decent size to go in the ocean.
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky...

Though the Mr. liked the ocean well enough, he didn't have salt water in his veins. I went there plenty of times on my own. I don't think he ever really understood.
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Old 10-03-2017, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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I also love the ocean. Haven't been there in a long time.

I'm supposed to drive to NC to visit a friend in Charlotte in late November, but I am very tempted to cancel that one out and head for the ocean. I really need a "fix" of those waves, etc.

Gerania: What place is good to visit the ocean in late November? It sounds like you have gone to many places.
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Old 10-03-2017, 03:37 PM
 
Location: equator
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Just looking at the ocean is so soothing. We've been here a year now, and I never tire of it. Don't even have the desire to travel, as this "does it" for me. Maybe in the future....


We don't even boat or swim in it (loaded with jellyfish) but I am content to just sit next to it and contemplate. So mesmerizing.


Margaritas help too. Going to go to "Trivia" shortly (dumb people's "Jeopardy") and have a few....


I admire Jimmy Buffett, able to make a "brand" out of his name....and basically, one song!
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Old 10-03-2017, 04:56 PM
 
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The Future of Retirement Is Margaritaville


Is the Jimmy Buffet brand name getting more popular? It would seem that Buffet has not been idle. He has been marketing his brand to 55+ communities. My first thought on it was "The Villages" in FL, but you could put that sort of free love and carefree attitudes.

It is just a interesting read from a Bloomberg reporter.


Doesn't he actually own a retirement community called Margaritavlle?


(singing)
why don't they go somewhere and get a freaking job?
lying on their *** annoys me like ****
some people claim that they are just lazy bums
and I say it's totally their fault
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Old 10-03-2017, 05:00 PM
 
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I also love the ocean. Haven't been there in a long time.

I'm supposed to drive to NC to visit a friend in Charlotte in late November, but I am very tempted to cancel that one out and head for the ocean. I really need a "fix" of those waves, etc.

Gerania: What place is good to visit the ocean in late November? It sounds like you have gone to many places.


When I lived in Long Beach (NY, not CA!) there were surfers in wet suits all winter. I thought they were nuts but they thought the ocean was a fine place to visit in late November.
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Old 10-03-2017, 05:15 PM
 
Location: equator
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When I lived in Long Beach (NY, not CA!) there were surfers in wet suits all winter. I thought they were nuts but they thought the ocean was a fine place to visit in late November.

So they do in SoCal too. The water is like 55....they surf all year.
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