We are retired and have lived at Smith Mountain Lake near Roanoke Virginia since 2000. We lived in the Binghamton NY area for 35 years where Warren worked at GE and Jeannette had several positions including at the SUNY Binghamton Foundation. We were both raised in Swansea Massachusetts near the ocean on Narragansett Bay and have a love for the water and fresh shellfish and seafood. Upon retiring we sampled several vacation and retirement areas in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Florida. We selected a place on beautiful Smith Mountain Lake in southwest Va. near Roanoke. We love it here but we do miss access to really fresh seafood. So when we began thinking about a place to spend winters we gave having good fresh seafood in the area a high priority. At Panama City Beach there are dozens of places to get Gulf seafood as fresh as it can be. It is a seafood lovers delight.