- Ron Chaplain (56)
- Laura Teacher (51)
- Ronald Son (7)
1 Block from the MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACH!!
We are the Sturgis Family: My husband, Ron Sturgis, has been a Chaplain in the U.S. Navy for 25 years. I, Laura Sturgis, am an English Professor and I teach online. Our oldest son is studying for his Master's Degree in Ann Arbor, MI and our daughter is at the United States Naval Academy. We also had a surprise baby who is now 5 years old. There are only 3 of us participating in home exchanges since our older two children live in other states year round now. :)
We live in Pensacola, Florida...1.5 hours from Panama City Beach. We bought our beach home/2nd home for a fun place to take our son on the weekends as he grows up. We are retiring here in Florida and love the WEATHER here! :) We are originally from the Pacific Northwest and really miss skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer.
Our purpose for joining Home Exchange is to be able to swap our beach house or primary home in Pensacola (photos are on the last half of the photo display) in the summer for a ski condo each winter in North Carolina, New Mexico, or Colorado so that we can teach our youngest son to ski. My husband and I also love to ski! :) We also love to hike in the summer and are also open to Orlando for the attractions... so we are also open to summer exchanges as well!
In addition, once my husband retires in the summer of 2015, we will be open to a 9 MONTH exchange in Europe, South America, or Asia. We would like our son to attend school in a foreign school for 9 months: August-May. So if there are any retirees living in Europe, South American, or Asia and you would like to live in FL for 9 months please contact me!!
We have participated in 6 home exchanges in the last 2 years and it has been a really great experience.:)
September 5 — September 12, 2015
February 3 — February 8, 2016
July 1 — August 12, 2016
July 1 — August 11, 2017
This exchange was unbelievable. The home was clean and comfortable and beautiful. I shared with two artist friends and we painted out hearts out in this relaxing atmosphere. The beach is nearby and also wonderful restaurants. Incredible time and nice and easy folks to communicate with.