Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The "Real" Florida

     As I mentioned, there is the "other" Florida. But most people come to Florida for the beaches and the warm weather. Here's what I saw when I went out for a walk early this morning:


     And then the bay, just a little later . . .


     And finally, about 7:30 a.m., overlooking the Gulf of Mexico


9 comments:

Tabor said...

I am coming...keep the weather nice, please.

Stephen Hayes said...

You probably wish you could stay here forever. I just wish that next time you'd take me with you.

Douglas said...

I still remember the morning a few weeks before I enlisted in the Navy when I went to visit a friend in an aviation school in Daytona Beach. We ended up drinking all night and watching the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean in the morning. I have seen a number of sunrises but none have matched that one. The real Florida is a state of mind.

June said...

You poor thing.
Nothing to do all day except wander around the gulf shore taking photos of sun on water and boats and Peace.
Poor, poor Tom.

Olga Hebert said...

I don't understand June's comment at all. Is there any other way to live??

June said...

Smug.
You're both smug.

:-p

Anonymous said...

This is the time of year to enjoy Florida. I was there for 26 months and in countdown mode the whole time. Not all of us are built for salt water and humidity. (I did my USN-R drills at Pensacola - or - with USAF at Tyndall AFB.)
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schmidleysscribblins.com said...

When I moved to FL in 1963, the real FL was everywhere. The economy was sunk, and nothing had changed since the war (WWII). I wouldn't recognize it today.

Anonymous said...

Visit FL at your own risk July- Sept. The "Swamp heat " (my name for the humid heat) is utterly unbearable! Had to move after 18 years of FL living.