By Paul Morrone CFP®, CPA/PFS, MSA
By now, many of you are intimately familiar with my parent’s condo in Florida and how special it is to our family. You’ve heard dozens of stories about our trips there, seen pictures of sunsets from the lanai or maybe even visited there yourself. What many don’t know, however, is that before my parents purchased the condo in 2007, we had already been traveling to Englewood, FL for the better part of a decade. Our first trip to the area was when my sister, Kelly, was 7 (she’ll be 28 in 2 weeks) and the island has evolved from an annual family vacation destination to a home away from home. The old Florida charm and laid-back vibe, sunsets over the gulf, fresh seafood and potent rum runners have led to countless family memories that I’m so grateful to have. This year’s trip was infinitely more special as it was Kyle’s first trip out of the state, and I wouldn’t have wanted him to go anywhere else. Even better was knowing that our whole family was going to be there – all three generations for the first time in Florida.