Florida. The Sunshine State.
“They should be very versatile. Versatility is what’s going to give them the longevity. The world is opening up and a lot more stories and a lot more interesting scenes to portray in film. Versatility will help them. They must be able to see the world, learn the world, and bring it to their craft.”
Florida is a great state. A big one as well. It has many interesting cities and endless activities you can do once you arrive there. Among them:
- Attending Spring Break in Panama City Beach
- Hanging out on the coast of Pensacola
- Watching a sports team in Jacksonville
- Having fun at a theme park in Orlando
- Sun-bathing in South Beach
- Quick flights to the Caribbean, Mexico and Dominican Republic.
It’s a wonder that Florida is called: The Sunshine State.
It’s too bad that on this trip, I could not take advantage of her beautiful amenities. I’ve visited Florida many times in the past so I didn’t feel too bad.
I literally tagged the state of Florida for a few minutes and then headed to my next stop: Alabama. Typically, from what I have seen so far, there is a Welcome Center for every state once you cross the state line.
That’s where I headed once I arrived in Florida. Consequently, I took my Fanta selfie at the “Welcome” sign and then left immediately.
A friend of mine from New Orleans suggested visiting Pensacola, FL because of a beautiful lighthouse that existed on the coastline but in the interest of time, I needed to head North as quickly as possible. So Pensacola was off the list.
Just in case you were wondering about the swiftness for this particular part of the trip, I had a rule that I wouldn’t drive at night. Perhaps one or two hours after sunset but never too late at night. Too many unknowns in places I had never been. It’s a rule that has worked pretty cool so far (except Grand Canyon National Park) but in that case, I didn’t know the park was one way in and one way out.
For this blog, instead of writing about Florida, I created a top 10 list of things that have helped me to stay focused, awake and healthy while embarking on this 48-state journey.