George and Ann Hartley were a successful couple raising three kids in Dallas, Texas, when they visited 30A, got some advice from a lonely old man, and decided to pack up their lives and move to the beach, changing their lives forever. The couple, who own Seagrove Village Market Cafe, tell the story about how they met and the decisions they’ve made along the way to live creative and spontaneous lives.

This is the pilot episode of the 30A Storytellers series, produced and edited by The Storyteller Agency in conjunction with 30A.com. The episode was hosted by 30A.com Editor Lauren Reinlie. Music by: Eric Lindell.