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Florida

   

Three trips: two weeks in south-eastern Florida in February 2010, ten days on the Gulf Coast in November 2012, and ten days
in the Florida Keys in 2014.

  Highlights of the February 2010 trip down the coast from Orlando to Key West included a thorough two-day visit to the Kennedy Space Center, sightseeing down the Florida Keys, an excursion 75 miles out into the Gulf of Mexico to Dry Tortugas, and appreciation of the Art Deco hotel architecture of Miami Beach.

  The November 2012 visit to the Gulf Coast featured an eclectic mix of historical sites, art galleries, museums, and beach communities, with frequent visits to wildlife sanctuaries and centres.  Highlights included visits to the Edison and Ford summer homes in Fort Myers, Sanibel Island, and the Ringling Mansion, Museum of Art, and Circus Museum in Sarasota.

  My February 2014 visit to the Florida Keys covered some of the same territory as my 2010 trip, but also included a concentrated look at the remnants and legacy of the Key West Extension of Henry Flagler's East Coast Railway.  Major destinations were Key Largo, Marathon, and Key West.  A short helicopter ride at Marathon provided unique views not only of that community but of the Keys as a whole.

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Sample Images

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Rocket Garden, Kennedy Space Center   Key West, Florida Keys   Miami Beach, Florida Keys   Key West, Florida Keys

Kennedy Space Center

 

Key West

 

Miami Beach

 

Key West

Beach at Key West, Florida   Florida Keys, looking north from Vaca Key   Seven Mile Bridges, Florida Keys   Sunset Silhouette, Key West, Florida Keys

Key West

 

Florida Keys, north from Vaca Key

 

Seven Mile Bridges

 

Key West

 

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Maps

Destination maps are included on each of the 2010, 2012, and 2014 pages, and in each of the PDF picture files.

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Tables of Contents

The Contents tables from the picture files are reproduced below.  Printable copies of these tables are provided on the section pages.

Florida 2010 Contents

Cover

1

 

  South Florida Map

67

Contents

2

 

Key Largo

68

Introduction

3

 

Florida Keys 1

78 

  Route Map

4

 

Key West 1

86

Cocoa Beach

5

 

Dry Tortugas

113

Kennedy Space Center

11 - 47

 

Key West 2

122

Rocket Sizes Chart

33

 

Florida Keys 2

127

  Facilities Map

43

 

Miami Beach

131

Delray Beach

48

 

Art Deco District

144

Fort Lauderdale

51

 

End

158

Everglades

64

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Florida 2012 Contents

Cover

1

 

Fort Myers ...

 

Contents

2

 

Fort Myers Beach

71

Introduction

3

 

Punta Gorda

 

  Route Map

4

 

Ponce de Leon Park

73

Miami

 

Peace River Wildlife Center

75

Miami Beach

5

 

Sarasota

 

Art Deco District

8

 

Ringling Estate & Museums

79

Sightseeing Cruise

12

 

Ringling Circus Museum

80

Gulf Coast

   

Ringling Mansion

92

Naples

17

Ringling Museum of Art

103

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

25

 

St. Petersburg

 

Marco Island

37

Treasure Island

114

Fort Myers

   

Dali Museum

116

Edison & Ford Estates

44

 

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

121

Sanibel Island

59

 

Clearwater Beach

134

Sanibel Island Sunset

68

 

End

136

 

 

 

 

 

Florida Keys 2014 Contents

Cover

1

 

 

 

Contents

2

 

 

 

Introduction

3

 

 

 

  Map

4

 

 

 

Part 1.  Sightseeing

 

Part 2.  The Overseas Railroad

76

Welcome to the Keys

5

Henry Flagler

77

Key Largo

6

 

  Keys Map

79

Upper Keys

14

 

Construction

80

Whale Harbor

15

 

Long Key Viaduct

82

Anne's Beach

18

 

Pigeon Key

85

Marathon

20

Seven Mile Bridge

93

Helicopter

24

 

Bahia Honda Bridge

94

Lower Keys

 

Success ... but

95

Seven Mile Bridge

37

Disaster

100

Bahia Honda State Park

39

 

Vets' Highway Piers

101

Big Pine Key

42

 

Hurricane Memorial

103

Stock Island

43

 

Bankruptcy

105

Key West

44

 

The Overseas Highway

106

America 2 Day Sail

47

 

Legacy

108

Mel Fisher Maritime Museum

55

 

Books

113

Jolly Rover Sunset Sail

67

End

114

 

 

 

 

 

 

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