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This Is Where I Was And Will Be Again

These are pictures from my first trip down to Southwest Florida this past October. The 'rents and I are going back down tomorrow so I thought I'd give all one of you a clue to where I was.

This is a local park called Ponce De Leone Park. I like this shot because it shows some differences between down there and up here.

There's some pretty tacky homes down there. Some homes, maybe that one, are worth about a million dollars and don't look much more interesting than that. By the way, we hope to see a real manatee or two this time...

This is Gilchrist Park. That water in the lower left corner is actually part of a big fountain. Again, this shot shows a big difference in climate from up here. Interestingly, this park has the more extravagant Ponce De Leone statue/monument. Weird... We will probably visit this park again at least once while we're down.

The theme of differences continues here, al beit morbidly. I had to get a shot of this as it amused me. (Although the thought that they were actually needed during Hurricane Wilma is a bit of joy-killer...)


Anonymous said…
Is that my arm!?! I should have moved out of the way! It is beautiful here, what do you mean tacky houses?? ;) Also, remember our historic districts....50 years makes a home historic! I miss new england. See you soon!

~your cousin
Likestrek said…
Yes, that's your arm now on the internet for posterity. Actaully, when I said tacky, I was specifically refering to the manatee mailbox holder....

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