HIGH BARBED-WIRE -capped walls surround the compound Jayme Conklin and her husband, Craig
, call home.
...In the late 1980's, Jayme's brother, Nick DeVita worked with Craig Conklin at the Ocala Fire Department.
Nick, now Chief of the Department, introduced his younger sister Jayme, to Craig
Not long afterwards, Jayme and Craig
...After several years of marriage, Craig had an offer to work for Red Sea Housing in Saudi Arabia.
"My parents weren't crazy about the idea," Jayme says, "my mom had a fit at first, but she trusts Craig
Life in the Red Sea Housing
Compound, where Craig
and Jayme live, looks surprisingly like life in the United States.
claims it saves him a fortune in clothes."
recently signed another five-year-contract with Red Sea Housing
.A complete evacuation of Americans or a crisis of some type notwithstanding, Craig
and Jayme plan to live in The Kingdom until at least the next decade.They will eventually return to their newly purchased home on the west coast of Florida.Craig
will enjoy long days of fishing for grouper in the Gulf of Mexico and Jayme will ride her prized horses . . . under giant live-oak trees along the shaded trails of central Florida.