Where tourists go - and don't go - in Florida
You know you're a Floridian if...
Socks are only for bowling.
You never use an umbrella because the rain will be over in five minutes.
A good parking place has nothing to do with distance from the store,
but everything to do with shade.
Your winter coat is made of denim.
You can tell the difference between fire ant bites and mosquito bites.
Many of your friends are over 65.
Anything under 70 degrees is chilly.
You've driven through Yeehaw Junction.
You know that no other grocery store can compare to Publix.
You know that anything under a Category 3 just isn't worth waking up for.
You dread love bug season.
You are on a first name basis with the Hurricane list. They aren't
Hurricane Charley or Hurricane Frances. You know them as Andrew, Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne & Wilma... Irene... Cheryl... Rita... Mary... Allison
You know what a snowbird is and when they'll leave.
You think a six-foot alligator is actually pretty average.
'Down South' means Key West.
Flip-flops are everyday wear. Shoes are for business meetings and
church, but you HAVE worn flip flops to Church before.
You have a drawer full of bathing suits, and one sweatshirt.
You get annoyed at the tourists who feed seagulls.
A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level.
You know the four seasons really are: Hurricane season, love bug
season, tourist season and summer.
You've hosted a hurricane party.
You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee, Withlacoochee,
Thonotosassa and Micanopy.
You understand why it's better to have a friend with a boat, than
have a boat yourself.
You were 25 when you first met someone who couldn't swim.
You've worn shorts and used the A/C on Christmas and New Years Day.
You recognize Miami-Dade as 'Northern Cuba.'
The journey is the reward. - Tao Saying
Wonder always - Unknown
The journey not the arrival matters. - T S Eliot
The only journey is the journey within. - Rainer Maria Rilke
It is not down in any map; true places never are. - Herman Melville
I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering. - Steven Wright
He who does not travel does not know the value of men. - Moorish Proverb
Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. - Seneca
A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles. - Tim Cahill
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. - Lao-tzu
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics. - Francis Bacon
There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign. - Robert Louis Stevenson
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. - Aldous Huxley
All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. - Martin Buber
The traveler sees what he sees; the tourist sees what he has come to see. - G K Chesterton
In America there are two classes of travel - first class, and with children. - Robert Benchley
He who is outside the door has already a good part of his journey behind him. - Dutch Proverb
Research is the historical novelist's map, constraint, and purest energy. - Donald McCaig
The Bible does not give us a road map for life, but it does give us a compass. - Gordon S. Jackson
Satellite imagery is the only way we can map the looting patterns effectively. - Sarah Parcak
A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. - Mark Twain
An opening statement is like a guide or a road map. It's a very delicate thing. - Johnnie Cochran
Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are. - George Eliot
You still can't find Israel on a map of the Middle East in a Palestinian schoolbook. - Suzanne Fields
While armchair travelers dream of going places, traveling armchairs dream of staying put. - Anne Tyler
Why endeavor to straighten the road of life? The faster we travel, the less there is to see. - Helen Hayes
Religion is like a map. The route isn't important. It's the destination that matters. - Marianne Williamson
I think every entrepreneur in Canada owes the next generation a road map of how to do it again. - Kevin O'Leary
People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home. - Dagobert D. Runes
He who would arrive at the appointed end must follow a single road and not wander through many ways. - Seneca
If all difficulties were known at the onset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all. - Dan Rather
Better to be on a seemingly endless journey seeking truth, than to be comfortable and stagnant with deception. - Starr De Luna
A good financial plan is a road map that shows us exactly how the choices we make today will affect our future. - Alexa Von Tobel
If all the ways I have been along were marked on a map and joined up with a line, it might represent a minotaur. - Pablo Picasso
For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move. - Robert Louis Stevenson
Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. - Miriam Beard
When you arrive where you thought you wanted to be, you'll just begin a new journey so enjoy each step along the way. - Wayne Dyer
Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Mathematics is not a careful march down a well-cleared highway, but a journey into a strange wilderness where the explorers often get lost. - W.S. Anglin
I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within. - Lillian Smith