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Florida’s Biggest Stadium Does Not Have A Football Field

Spring training is just around the bend in Florida and I’m teaching a class as an adjunct in the building almost next door to the largest spring training stadium in the Florida Grapefruit League, George Steinbrenner Park, spring home of … Continue reading

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US27: The Old Alternate Route To Miami

Most people from the Northeast heading to Miami or the Keys simply take I-95 along the Atlantic Ocean.  Those coming from the Midwest usually leave I-75 at the Florida Turnpike and slice across Florida through Orlando. Before the development of … Continue reading

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Christmas In Florida Is Snow-Less, But Not Show-Less

Growing up outside Boston as a child meant dreaming of a white Christmas.  As often or not we had frigid weather, icy roads, and no snow. Floridians don’t have to worry about the white stuff in December.  We still celebrate … Continue reading

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Saint Augustine 1565: The First Thanksgiving

For a person who grew up in Massachusetts and whose grandfather was a proud ancestor of the Howland family of Mayflower fame, it is hard to accept the fact that the first Thanksgiving took place in September of 1565 and … Continue reading

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Take A Holiday Dinner Cruise In Florida

In looking for ways to entertain winter and holiday visitors, I realized that I forgot about a way to combine dinner and a cruise to see the Christmas and holiday nights of the Florida waterfront.  And to be perfectly honest, … Continue reading

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Florida’s Famous Mansions Are Open To Visit

Whenever my wife and I vacation in North Carolina, we have to stay at the incredible Biltmore complex, the largest private house in the United States.  I’m not certain I would want to reside in a place with 43 bathrooms … Continue reading

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Floridians – Who Are We ?

When you live in Florida, you seem, as a recent Sonic ad noted, to be another world.  We are in the South, but we are not Southerners.  Just ask a guy in Alabama or Georgia  if you don’t believe that … Continue reading

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