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Discussion in 'Say Hello to SoWal!' started by earlkelly, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. earlkelly

    earlkelly Beach Comber

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    Hey finally signed up after lurking a while. I'm in Pensacola but my Family is from Point Washington. We still have a place there. Went down a lot as a kid, back then it was only Seagrove & Grayton beaches.
     
  2. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

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    :welcome:

    We'd love to hear about the "old days"!
     
  3. Lisa C

    Lisa C SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    Welcome! I love living in Point Washington.
     
  4. earlkelly

    earlkelly Beach Comber

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    Well Kurt, the "Old Days" OK.

    My Dad, he's 92, remembers when they opened Destin pass. I remember as a kid coming thru Destin and there were only 2-3 Motels on the beach. No such thing as a Condo back then. I remember riding in my Aunts '59-60 model Ford station wagon beach buggy on Grayton beach. No 4wheel drive just big tires with low air pressure.

    I remember when the Eden State Park was just a rundown place over grown with weeds. And after it was renovated when the movie was filmed there, "Frogs" or something like that, a low budget thriller.

    It wasn't the same after the House burnt down and of course we all grew up and got busy with our lives and our own Families.
     
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    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    welcome Earl!
     
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    Welcome. My nephew lives in Pensacola and I live in SoWal in Blue Mountain Beach. It would be a small world if you knew him. Welcome to the site.
     
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    I bought that movie for $5 because it was local and I love frogs! LOL! I hooted, howled and heckled it like Mystery Science Theater 3000. :)
     

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