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Cocoa Beach | Weekending

We headed down to Vero Beach to do some potential house hunting.  We got going early Saturday morning to meander on down, making a point to check out the "prettier" parts of Orlando.  We explored the Winter Garden area and loved their historic downtown.

After dropping the puppies at their aunt's house for the night, we set off to take a (drive-by) gander and 24 houses that I had found within the area.  Now, these didn't all match 100% our 'want-list' but they all had at least a couple features on it.  Ya'll.  Not a single one of them got us at all excited!  I know we're not going to get the acreage that we have now, with the size/quality of our current house.  But gaaahhhh!  Houses almost stacked on top of each other, all looking relatively the same!  With little to no front yard/ driveways- a big problem when you have 3 vehicles and a 20 foot trailer!

Hilton Hotel room overlooking Cocoa Beach in Florida
The view really perked us up.

Disheartened, Scott booked a hotel up in Cocoa for the night, right on the beach.  We ate at Jazzy's Mainely Lobster and Seafood, a little hole-in-the-wall that had amazing Yelp reviews.  4.5/5 stars and over 200 reviews.  He didn't even want to go into the place as we pulled in.  But he sucked it up, and we had the most amazing fried Mahi ever, with onion rings and coleslaw, for around $30.  Not too shabby!

After eating, we got a couple drinks at the tiki bar at the hotel, and walked the beach for a minute.  The Atlantic coast is so different from the Gulf coast.  For the most part we both prefer the Gulf- softer sand and warmer water- but the Atlantic is growing on us.

View from Hilton Hotel in Cocoa Beach, FL

In the morning, we headed back down I-95 to pick up the puppies, but not before checking out the only homage to I Dream of Jeannie in Cocoa Beach!  I used to love watching this show on TV Land with my grandmother.

I Dream of Jeannie Lane in Cocoa Beach, FL

Scott and I rehashed our options 35 million times on the way home, pretty much repeating ourselves.  However, every so often our little plan would evolve into something that seemed like a better option than where we had started.  It'll be interesting to see how the next few months play out, but we definitely had a roller-coaster ride of emotions and events this weekend!

Linking with B Loved Boston


  1. Biana Perez9:05:00 AM

    Space and land are issues everywhere - but I know that you guys will find a perfect place for yourselves :) xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  2. It's true! And for the most part, the land issue isn't even for us- we just need SOME space for the pups to be able to run around!

  3. House hunting can be so fun and exciting and frustrating all at the same time!!! I share in your sentiments about liking the Gulf Coast better than the Atlanta Coast...but any coast is pretty :) I am sure in time you guys will find the perfect place to call home!

  4. Jordyn Brown2:44:00 AM

    How disappointing to have so many houses to look at and none were what y'all wanted :( At least you got a nice little beach trip out of it though!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern Stylista

  5. Very frustrating in deed! I think we may have found a solution, but only time will tell!

  6. Yes, and it all depends on when you go. Last year we found some state beaches in Jacksonville that were amazing. BUT the public beaches were crap!

  7. Yes and some amazing food! We just kind fo felt like we had made some headway only to be back to square 1. Now we feel like headway is being made again.


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