From Tampa to Here

For Bob and Carol Gour, it's the lake, nature, and - most importantly - the people that make Reynolds home.

When Bob and Carol Gour pull into their driveway, Carol opens her car window. “We have Oconee chocolate pea gravel so it sounds like where my family parked at Lake Michigan growing up,” says Carol. It’s just one reason this feels like home.

How long did it take you to settle in? Not long at all. We saw an ad in the Tampa Tribune and came to visit one weekend. Then we came back the next weekend. And the next. We made the permanent move in June 2014.

Did you come mostly for golf or the lake? We’ve played golf here one time. So it’s the lake, the nature, and the people. One reason it’s so relaxing is that no one is pretentious. Everyone is genuinely happy to be living here.

What’s your favorite day of the week? Sunday. Bob and Rufus [one of the Gours two dogs] look for deer antlers on a morning walk — they haven’t found any yet. Then late in the day we’re out back cooking pizza or grouper on one of our three grills, and enjoying music around the fire pit with our friends.

Are you retired? No, we’re in the restaurant business. In fact, we weren’t planning to move until after we retired, but we’re glad we didn’t wait.

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