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Sun Aug 21, 2016, 09:22 PM

A few favorites from my driving in Florida



I drove through Florida for the last four days, in a meandering way. I drove on roads through the center of the state mostly since I had the time and I don't like the fast highways much. I like to stop and look at things. In my earlier life there was never time for that.

Here I'm on a bridge somewhere north of Jacksonville (maybe), the bumper sticker is one I made in reverse so it reads right side up on my front glass, and keeps my spirits positive.



I'm a sucker for Spanish Moss.


And also for cows, cooling it under its shade. Note the bull on the right. I think I scared him.


I went to Lakeland, only to see the campus of Southern College. It has the largest amount of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in the world.





I'll post more tomorrow when I'm rested. I have something unusual and special for you from SC.


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Mira Aug 2016 OP
elleng Aug 2016 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2016 #2
Solly Mack Aug 2016 #3
packman Aug 2016 #4
alfredo Aug 2016 #5
Mira Aug 2016 #6
alfredo Aug 2016 #8
handmade34 Aug 2016 #7
Mira Aug 2016 #9
blueseas Aug 2016 #10
secondwind Aug 2016 #11
bullsnarfle Aug 2016 #12

Response to Mira (Original post)

Sun Aug 21, 2016, 09:57 PM

1. Great pics, Mira!

Didn't know about Frank Lloyd Wright at Southern College. Looking forward to the surprise!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sun Aug 21, 2016, 10:03 PM

2. These are just beautiful, my dear Mira!

From nature to architecture to modern roads--you have it all, right here.

Looking forward to tomorrow, and to the surprise from SC.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Mon Aug 22, 2016, 01:42 AM

3. Nice! Looking forward to more. Hope you are having a blast!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Mon Aug 22, 2016, 12:13 PM

4. Yes, Florida is more than trailer parks and pond scum

It's really a beautiful state .

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Mon Aug 22, 2016, 03:30 PM

5. Spanish moss is related to pineapple.

i like the FLW building photos.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 22, 2016, 04:01 PM

6. Thanks Alfredo

getting to see the buildings was worth the detour!
FLW built over a mile of concrete topped walkways, called the esplanade, that connect the buildings so the students can traverse the campus without suffering the broiling heat.

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Response to Mira (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 22, 2016, 07:53 PM

8. I will have to google the school.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Mon Aug 22, 2016, 06:37 PM

7. we probably passed when

going over that bridge... Nice to see you enjoying this beautiful Country...

I was working in Melbourne until last week and now I am in Jacksonville (and my dad just sold his home in Lakeland to move up to Vermont with me)... as you know, I tend to search out the wild places

my morning hiking trail every day, at the UNF Campus



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Response to handmade34 (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 22, 2016, 07:55 PM

9. OHHHH - maybe we passed for real!

I miss you.
I very much hope all will work out with moving your Dad in with you. How long are you in Jacksonville? I have to return home. But it will be a while. I'm here in the Keys living the life of Riley with my wonderful benefactors letting me stay for free. ( I think that means having a good time - must look it up)

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2016, 09:15 AM

10. Great pics, love FLW

Did not know about Frank Llloyd Wright.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2016, 10:54 AM

11. wow, thanks for sharing this! loved EVERY ONE!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2016, 12:19 PM

12. Looks like

the Dames Point Bridge, some folks where I work cross it every morning to get here. You should try the Buckman Bridge to the south of Jax (I-295) next time you are in area, the view is fantastic.

FL does have a lot of cows too. I work in an area that was called Bulls Bay, and we still have cows out here, they herd them right through the industrial complex sometimes...pretty cool.

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