My aunt (do you say 'ant' or 'ohnt'?) and uncle have lived in little Matlacha, FL for 30 years, give or take a few. I have visited there numerous times and am just shocked by how much it's changed in the eight years I've been gone. It's almost like a little Key West now. What's neat about this town is that all of the residential area has canals as back yards. Growing up in South Dakota and going down there to FL was always such a culture shock to me. Now though, living in South Carolina, it doesn't feel as different as I remember it feeling as a kid.
While my boys and uncle were out on the boat (you can see those pictures here), my aunt and I had some time to lollygag around the town. I was in awe of how much it's changed.