South Beach, as mentioned in the book, was really Anclote River Park and I remember visiting the coast way before it became a park. There was a small sliver of a beachfront away from the park location and that was it. But it was secluded and away from the crowds. The tower still stands, though on the opposite side of the park as described in the story. Oh, and of course, the smoke stack to the power plant, Jeannie’s landmark to and from home, still towers over the area today.
These are memories I cherish and I’m so glad I included them in this book. It always brings me back. You can find more on my website at sandiewill.com.