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Little Miss Sunshine State

Florida Travel

Being from eastern Canada, Florida is a natural vacation spot for my family.  I’ve been there so many times it has begun to feel like my second home.  We last went there in March of 2013 and stayed in Homestead, right by the Everglades.

Here I am with some turkey vultures, re-enacting Hitchcock’s, ‘The Birds’.  These birds are actually a riot to watch.  They bully the alligators around and actually made off with a man’s coat while he was distracted photographing the wildlife.

Florida Everglades
What I Wore:
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters
Purse: Penney’s
Cardigan: Vintage
Top: Abercrombie & Fitch
Shorts: Vintage

Florida Travel

Florida Everglades

Florida Everglades

Florida Everglades

Florida Everglades

Florida Everglades

Alligators in Florida Everglades

Remember the scene from Dumbo?

Florida Everglades
Paul, Ringo, John & George

One thing you must try when your in the Everglades is the alligator.  We went to Miccosukee Tribe of Indians restaurant and shared some as an appetizer.  It tastes like a cross between a fish filet and chicken.

Deep Fried Alligator

The sight of palm trees instantly makes me happy.  I love when the roads are double lined with them, it reminds me of Hole’s album ‘Celebrity Skin’.

Florida Travel
What I Wore:
Flip Flops: Abercrombie & Fitch

Florida Travel

Florida Travel

Florida Travel

Robert is Here Fruitstand Milkshakes

Florida Travel

The photos of these birds were taken at Robert is Here Fruit Stand, where they make fantastic milkshakes full of fresh fruit!  I had the Cherry Key Lime.

Robert is Here Fruitstand

Robert is Here Fruitstand Florida

This is how I imagine Barbie’s house would have looked like in the sixties.

Florida Travel
What I Wore:
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters
Top: Vintage
Necklace: Vintage
Shorts: Bealls

Florida Travel

Crocodile Skull

Crocodile Jaws

This is the Strangler Fig tree, it actually begins as a vine and winds its way up a neighbouring tree towards the sunlight, strangling the original tree and leaving it for dead in the process.

Strangler Fig Florida Everglades

Florida Crocodile
One of Florida’s Croodiles

While we were in the keys we had lunch at Mrs. Mac’s Kitchen, I loved the sink in the lavatory and had myself a cheeky Margarita.

Mrs. Mac's Kitchen Key Largo Florida

Mrs. Mac's Kitchen Key Largo Florida
wasting away in Margaritaville
What I Wore:
Sunglasses: H&M
Necklace: Accessorize
Top: Vintage
Ring: Clada

One of my favourite places to visit was the Kennedy Space Centre, which was an original Nasa launch site.  It’s fascinating to see all the old the old rockets!

Kennedy Space Centre Florida

Kennedy Space Centre Florida

Kennedy Space Centre Florida

Kennedy Space Centre Florida

Kennedy Space Centre Florida
What I Wore:
Top: Vintage

 

Kennedy Space Centre Florida
What I Wore:
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters
Sandals: Miss Selfridge

Out of curiosity I had to pick up some of the ‘Astronaut Ice Cream’, it was freeze-dried Neapolitan.  It has the consistency of spongy chalk and melts into a warm lump in your mouth.  Definitely wouldn’t have it over the real thing!

Astronaut Ice Cream

Astronaut Ice Cream

Astronaut Ice Cream

Florida Travel

Pink Converse

I think one of the reasons Florida makes me so happy is that everything is painted in pastels.  All the houses look like St. Valentine’s conversation hearts as you whip past them on the freeway.  In The Keys they’ve even painted the concrete barriers!

Overseas Highway Florida Keys Look out for my post on urban exploring in The Keys next week!

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