Sunday, May 5, 2013

Traveling in Florida this Spring

We had fun taking some day trips and short vacations this past month and I thought I would share some of the sights we’ve seen driving up and down the road.

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I thought you might like to sit in the front seat with me and see the sights!

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You just never know where we might end up…

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or what we might see.

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And a lot of it could be labeled ‘Only in Florida’!

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Do you have any vacation plans for May?

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I’m always ready to travel!

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I’m joining

Beautiful Sunday,

Sunny Simple Sunday,

Mosaic Monday,

Amaze me Monday,

and Sundays in my City!

Is there somewhere in Florida you would like to visit?

47 comments:

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Beautiful photos!! Thanks for the fun trip around Florida!!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Very nice. We travelled to Florida when we were younger and the kids were a nice age. Now they are married and they are enjoying Florida with the family and now my daughter and hubby just went to gether along to a beautiful place Melbourne Beach and loved it.Now where hubby and I live is a tourist attraction but my daughters cottage area is more popular for U.S.A visitors.
Wasag Beach it is like Florida beaches in Canada. Look it up on your browser. Thanks for your blog for sharing.

Stacey said...

Have fun! Have you ever been to the little town where Kim from Dear Daisy Cottage lives? It looks so sweet.

Molly said...

I have never been to Florida but my American hubby keeps assuring me we will get there eventually

Mollyxxx

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

It is always lovely to travel along with you and hubby in beautiful sunny Florida. Thanks for sharing.. Hugs Judy

Trace4J said...

What cool sights and beautiful photos.
Loved riding up front with you.
Have a blessed Sunday Friend :)

helen tilston said...

Hello Diane

These are beautiful images of some areas I am familiar with. There is constant change with each new day and new blooms
Helen xx

cucki said...

Have fun..
Lots of love for you x

Debby said...

Have you ever been to St. George. We went there 4 years in a row when our son with to Florida State. Loved it there.

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Diane, Thank you for allowing me to sit in the front seat of your car, I loved my trip around Florida. I could just dip my toe in the sea.
When my mother was 80 (2 1/2 years ago) We took her to Florida, we drove from Atlanta and went to Amelia Island, and we all loved it.
I noticed the palms are exactly the same as the one's I saw in Chennai. I had not realised they grew like that, I had assumed it was because of the monsoons and wind.
Enjoy your beautiful sunny day.
Best Wishes
Daphne

20 North Ora said...

We've traveled to Florida probably 8-9 times and I love all of it, but my very most favorite place is Key West!! I love that place. The sunsets there are the most fabulous I have ever seen. We were in Florida watching the space shuttle take off when it exploded. Such a sad time.

There are so many beautiful places to visit. My other favorite is Seaside. AWESOME!

Judy

Sheila said...

It looks like you've really enjoyed the spring in Florida. There's nothing better than a spur of the moment day trip. Good to see you having fun!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

It was fun traveling down the lane with you, my friend. Yes, we are going to begin to take short little ventures with our 2 dogs to get the pup accustomed to travel, starting this month~

Linda @ A La Carte said...

When ever I go to Florida I always have a good time!
hugs,
Linda

traci's mixed bag said...

Looks like a charming place. I've never been to Florida but your pictures capture what I would think about Florida. It seems always alive and bright and sunny.

JG said...

Great photos of Florida, Diane! It's a beautiful state. Last weekend we were in NYC visiting our son and stopped into The Met (my fave museum) & saw the beautiful Impressionist/Fashion exhibit! :)
~Judy

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

I have never been to Florida..
Someday I would love to visit.
some great photos there..
val

Ellie VanCaster said...

Oh yes, somewhere with sun and water please. ;-)
Have a great week.

Heather said...

Oh my! Your posts are like mini vacations! Love it! I love your painted shells! Awwww. So beautiful!

Love and hugs!
Heather

Linda R said...

Florida sure does look beautiful.. We will be headed to California at the end of May.. Can't wait...

I did enjoy seeing your photos.

Hugs~

Keetha Broyles said...

The top photo could be Fort Myers and did you see the mouse pest car in Marco Island??? At least I saw a mouse car just like that one in Marco.

Laurie said...

I enjoyed this very much, where are we going next?

Introverted Art said...

no planned vacations but looking forward memorial day weekend :)

Lavender Cottage said...

Nice to see the views from your seat Diane. I'll look for some of these next year when we're down.
Isn't the palm tree lined road nice?
Judith

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

It must be fun to take off and see sights like that so close to home. I liked the shark!

The Boston Lady said...

Guess where I went to high school? Dunedin High School. I was in the marching band and had to wear one of those WOOL kilts in the Florida heat! Lots of fun, though and very unique. You will have to try going to the Scottish Games ones spring! Ann

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Looks like you have been to some really pretty places this Spring!!

A Creative Harbor said...

Beautiful! Gret photos! Sure looks inviting!

Thanks for visiting!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Beautiful photos! I haven't been to Florida since the kids were little. That was a long time ago! I remember very well getting stung by a jellyfish in the Atlantic. That hurt about as bad as giving birth! Made the trip very memorable...Haha!

cynthia lee designs said...

I haven't been to Florida in several years, but my best friend that I've had since we were 10 years old lives down there now...so I really want to come down to visit her and see the ocean again.
hugs,
Cindy

Chel C said...

Thanks for the tour! We are hoping to get over to Florida next year so I'm gathering as much information as I can now and will surprise the kids at the airport when they find out where we are going! Take care. Chel x

eileeninmd said...

Thanks for sharing the front seat, I love the views. Hubby and I were in Florida in April and loved it. We put 1641 miles on the rental car. Have a great time on your next trip!

Cathy Keller said...

Thanx for the ride! I, too, am ready to travel!! Have a great week! Cathy

Debbiedoo's said...

I would actually love to visit clear water. Never been. Those Palm trees are so tall! Beautiful sites to see Diane. Thanks for sharing the fun.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What fun photos! My best friend's parents live in Dunedin!

We're thinking about going to Seaside, FL for Memorial Day weekend. We really need to get away!

xo,
RJ

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love your pictures. I live in Florida, so these pictures are reflective of my home state. I do like to go to the mountains for vacation, as it is such a cool refreshing change. But I still would not live anywhere else but sunny balmy Florida :-)

Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Jemma said...

Loved the view from the front seat! All of the water, sunshine and billowy breezes makes me long for a vacation!
Thank you for sharing!
Sweet Hugs,
Jemma

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Beautiful but Florida is way too hot for this northern girl!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Thanks for taking us along on your adventures. Beautiful pictures, even that funny pest control car.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Canadians love to visit Florida in winter to get away from the cold. When I would visit my Mom and Dad who wintered in Wauchula I would fly into Tampa/Clearwater. I though I recognized the causeway. Valerie

Jill said...

I'm ready to travel anytime too!! Lovely pics, it was just like I was in the front seat!

Cyndy Newsome said...

I have lived in Florida my whole life and NEVER been to the Keys, so that's where I want to visit!

Christy said...

I will be in Florida visiting during the month of June.

My Boy and I are renting a VW Camper Van, we have two weeks to travel around.

Any suggestions, Tea Shops etc.

You know the things us girls love.

Did post it on my Blog
Lil Bit Brit.

Christy

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

We will be heading to Myrtle Beach for the week, can't wait! Looks like you had a great time. Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!
Blessings,
Cindy

StarTraci said...

What a terrific tour -- thanks! I am ready to book a trip now.
:-)
Traci

Micupoftea~ said...

Reminds me of Ca...love the palm trees and beach. No plans to travel until school is out. Happy May~

Diane Writes said...

Hello namemate! I'm such a bad party host. I failed to visit you and Fabby last week. I lost internet access so it's only now that I can blog hop again.

How I wish I could join you exploring the beautiful places in Florida. We have family friends who stay in N.Lauderdale. Though I don't often hear from them, I know that the entire state is blessed with a great weather and beautiful places. Someday, if I get rich I'll be able to see your hometown :)

Happy Mother's Day!