Moving to Our New Home City Filled Me with Excitement

When my husband and I married, we were dirt poor and very young. We scraped by to make a living every day, and we were not getting ahead in life. But then, my husband decided the best way to move up in life was to join the Air Force. I was concerned at first, but after he laid out his plan to me, it made sense. We have traveled and lived all over the country. Recently, he found out we are being transferred and that we should start looking for apartments for rent in Tampa FL immediately. I had always wanted to live in Florida! I am a beach person, and this was a dream for me. I couldn’t believe I would get a chance to go see the ocean every single day if I wanted to.

Some of the places that we had been stationed were not the best cities. They were often situated in rural areas where there isn’t much around. But that didn’t stop us from having fun. On the weekends, my husband and I would drive miles to other beautiful areas and explore whichever state we lived in. We saw and learned so many new things about our country. But I always longed to be near the water, and now having the chance to do that filled me with extreme happiness. I spent a lot of time looking at things to do in Tampa, and I was really happy to see that the cost of living there is not high.

When we flew in over our new city, I was thrilled to see that the airport is located so that you have no choice but to fly in over the water as you come in for a landing. I pressed my nose up against the glass and peered out at people having fun on the sand, boats speeding past, and I even saw a dolphin jump out of the water.