Tag Archives: Florida

Epcot proves me wrong.

Walt Disney envisioned Epcot as the “Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow.”  But with his death, it became just another attraction in the Disney parks system. The large dome seen is “Spaceship Earth” and contains a historical exploration of innovation. “Future … Continue reading

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Art at Disney World

Click on photos to enlarge. We took advantage of a couple free tickets to visit Epcot in Disney World.  By chance, we were there for the “Epcot International Festival of the Arts.” Some decades ago when we still lived “up … Continue reading

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An alternative to the mouse: Orlando, Florida

One of the many jobs I held while a student was operating a shooting gallery in Hershey Park in Pennsylvania in 1962.  The things we older folks remember aren’t necessarily better, but I did like the way the park operated … Continue reading

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We stumble on late Victorian art: Winter Park, Florida

Some wealthy people use their money for yachts.  Some use it for the benefit of the community. Jeannette McKean founded a museum in 1942 to bring American art to the small town of Winter Park and named it after her … Continue reading

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A frog becomes a prince: Bowling Green, Florida

We enjoy fine food but on long road trips frequently settle for the known consistency of fast food. Our wanderings take us through many small towns, often too small to even have fast food.  So we will try a local cafe.  … Continue reading

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Christmas at Fishermen’s Village, Punta Gorda, Florida

Developer Isaac Trabue had Punta Gorda platted in 1885 as a typical Florida town to serve winter visitors, agriculture and fishing at the mouth of the Peace River.  For a brief period until the railroad moved further south, it was … Continue reading

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Sand sculpture follow up.

After my post two weeks ago talking about the 31st Annual Fort Myers Beach Sand Sculpting Championship, several people asked about the techniques they used.  One local friend asked if they just scooped sand off the beach – no.  Blogger … Continue reading

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