I’ve never been to the beach in Sarasota, Fla., but I did once.
At least, I think I did.
I went on a camping trip with my family in 2007, and we went camping in a nearby bay.
I don’t remember exactly where, but it was right on the beach.
But I do remember that I didn’t stay on the same beach.
It was a short walk from our house to a place called the Ocean View Campground, a place with a big-screen television and a sandbar.
It wasn’t exactly my idea of a beachfront campground.
But my wife and I took a couple of nights there.
It seemed like the perfect place to relax.
We’d get out early and have a couple beers.
The sun was high, and there were plenty of great sand beaches.
The kids were excited.
I had a great time, and I think we both had a good time.
The only problem was that when I arrived home the next day, I found a lot of damage done to my property.
Some of my equipment had been crushed, and my house had been broken into.
It had all happened in the past few months.
I was furious.
My family was devastated.
We all have friends that have been on camping trips, so we were all kind of in agreement on what happened.
I said, “That was my mistake.
If I had stayed in the area, I would have seen that and would have tried to fix it.”
I was wrong.
It took a year for the damage to be repaired.
But the lesson was learned.
When I moved back to Sarasota a couple years later, I started renting property again.
I realized that I needed to do the same thing.
I started asking my neighbors what they thought of my campground, and they told me, “I think it’s great.”
The problem is that the beach is a lot different than the campsites I had in the first place.
It’s bigger and has more room.
But that’s all.
What I needed was an experience that was a little more like a beach house.
If it was like a hotel or a house, it was probably too big, and too expensive.
It would have been easy for me to get a trailer and go on a road trip with the kids.
But it’s not that easy.
I need something that’s not too big and too hard to get lost in.
It needs to feel like you’re just out there for a weekend.
If that means I have to walk across a creek in my car to get to my campsite, so be it.
So when I asked my friends what they would do if they were going to a beach, they told my wife that they would have to go camping somewhere else.
That was a mistake.
They needed to go to a camping spot that was different than what I had.
They wanted a different experience.
So I got rid of the beach house, and the two of us decided to do what I was going to do next: We would do a campsite at a different location.
We decided to go in the direction of the old road that led to the park.
That road had been closed for years.
But with a new road opening up, there were no new road closures and the old roads were now open again.
It sounded like a good idea.
The next few years I had several more vacation homes to buy and build.
But for the most part, the new road was just a big parking lot for cars, so I kept it for myself.
The new road that had been built was the perfect opportunity to do a beach camping trip.
I needed something that would be just as easy to find.
I figured, Why not build it on a new beach?
After all, I needed the space and space was money.
So, the first summer, I decided to build a beach cottage on the old highway and have the kids play there for the first time.
It worked out really well.
It lasted three months and we had a lot more fun than we expected.
The whole process took about three weeks.
We got to know the place and we started talking about the plans.
My wife, who’s a big beach junkie, loves the idea of making her own camping trips.
She’s always been fascinated by how different it is to be out in the middle of nowhere and being surrounded by people.
So she was really excited when we decided to move on to another beach house and start our own beach house camp.
She also thought that the new beach house would be a perfect place for the kids to hang out, but we decided that it would be best if we stayed in my old camp.
I think that’s the perfect way to get your family to stay away from the beach for a while.
The children are excited, and it helps them develop a bond with people who are just like them.