Florida (FL)    “Work in Progress”    Please let us know if you have recommendations/suggestions on this page. Also please correct us if we describe wrong.
Florida  “Must-See”  ここは絶対に見るべき!!     
フロリダ州の簡単な紹介


Florida Map +           フロリダの地図等


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Biscayne National Park, Homestead   Biscayne 国立公園

+ Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon Water Parks  (Disney's)

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Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay  

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Destin  

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Dry Tortugas National Park, near Key West    Dry Tortugas 国立公園

*+**^#  Everglades National Park, Homestead   Alligator sighting
** New!  “Nocturnal Encounters” moonlit hike         check out
alligator photos
2565 130715  Everglades National Park, Florida
Everglades National Park, Exploring the Wilderness Waterway - YouTube
Florida - Everglades National Park & The Keys & Miami Beach - YouTube
Wildlife in Everglades National Park - DVD - YouTube
Everglades National Park DVD - YouTube

Everglades National Park - National Geographic
Everglades National Park - Wikipedia
8724 150312  Massive gator spotted at Florida golf course - AOL.com  03/11/2015
America  | 
Florida  | 
Alligators  

Gulf Islands National Seashore    Florida, Mississippi    3155 130824                       
Gulf Islands National Seashore - Bing Images
WSRE Gulf Islands National Seashore The Treasure of the Gulf Coast (full length) - YouTube  |  Gulf Islands National Seashore - YouTube  |  Fort Pickens - YouTube
Gulf Islands National Seashore - Wikipedia
our National Park page  |  our MN & WI Park and Nature Center page


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John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota  

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Key West  - Known for its sunsets & Haven of artists and writers. It also has Ernest Hemingway’s home and John James Audubon’s home.  Florida Keys & Key West キーウエスト
サンセットで名高いキーウエスト、アーテイストやライターたちのHaven、ヘミングウェイやAudubonの家があります。

9766 150726  July 21, 1814  Happy birthday Earnest Hemingway!
Biography.com
  Earnest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway - Wikipedia
  July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961, an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations.
Florida Man Wins Hemingway Look-Alike Contest in Key West - NBC News  07/26/2015
Ernest Hemingway Look-Alikes Spoof 'Running of the Bulls' in Key West | NBC 6 South Florida
  07/25/2015
35th ANNUAL HEMINGWAY DAYS SET FOR JULY 21-26, 2015  Florida Keys & Key West
Florida


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Kennedy Space Center, near Titusville  ケネデイースペイスセンター
4979 140206  Rocket Streak and Star Trails  "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA January 30, 2014
Astronomy page


** Manatee Watch at
Crystal River’s Swim with the Manatee encounter
see more info on Manatee below

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St. Augustine (The oldest city in the U.S.)     

*  Seashell Collecting (Sanibel and Captiva Islands) 
貝殻拾い(集め)
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Sanibel Island  

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Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, Orland
Harry Potter Theme Park -
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Studios, Orlando, FL  100618 Opening Date  ハリーポッターシームパーク
4830 140123  Universal’s new Diagon Alley adds serious magic to Harry Potter attractions  (Fox News, Ricky Brigante, 01/23/2014)
Harry Potter Theme Park – Wizarding World Harry Potter – Orlando – Florida



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Venetian Pool, Coral Gables

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Walt Disney World, near Orland  デイズニーワールド
Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot Center, and MGM Studios

11132 160410    born c. 1460 -1474    Juan Ponce de León
Biography.com  Juan Ponce de León, 1460–1521
Juan Ponce de León - Wikipedia  1474 – July 1521, a Spanish explorer and conquistador. He became the first Governor of Puerto Rico by appointment of the Spanish crown. He led the first known European expedition to La Florida, which he named, and is associated with the legend of the Fountain of Youth, supposed to be in Florida.
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The Expedition of Juan Ponce de Leon 1513 - YouTube
Quest For The Fountain Of Youth (SECRET ANCIENT HISTORY DOCUMENTARY) - YouTube
Explorers  |  Florida  |  Puerto Rico  |  Fountain of Youth
 

7982 141214  Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World 2014 Event Overview - YouTube
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Walt Disney World Resort
NCA & NDA Disney Christmas Extravaganza 2013 - YouTube
Christmas  |  Florida
10525 151205  December 5, 1901    Happy birthday Walt Disney!
11 Joyous Walt Disney Quotes Guaranteed to Inspire You to Dream Big | Reader's Digest
Walt Disney World | The Walt Disney Documentary - Documentary Films - YouTube
Walt Disney's Tour of Disneyland - YouTube
Walt - The Man Behind The Myth - YouTube
Chicago, Illinois  |  Florida  |  California
4694 140110 
Meryl Streep: Walt Disney was a sexist and an anti-Semite - NY Daily News  (NY Daily News, Ethan Sacks, 01/09/2014)
Meryl Streep is right: Walt Disney was a 'gender bigot.' So what  (LA Times, Robin Abcarian, 01/09/2014)
Sexism - Wikipedia
Antisemitism - Wikipedia
Bigotry - Wikipedia
Saving Mr. Banks (2013) - IMDb
4277 131208  December 5, 2013  Happy Birthday Walt Disney! 23 Things You May Not Know About the American Icon  (Babble, SUNNYCHANEL, 12/03/2013)
Walt Disney Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography.com
Walt Disney - Wikipedia 
December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966, an American entrepreneur, cartoonist, animator, voice actor, and film producer. He was a prominent figure within the American animation industry and throughout the world, and is regarded as a cultural icon, known for his influence and contributions to entertainment during the 20th century. As a Hollywood business mogul, he and his brother Roy O. Disney co-founded The Walt Disney Company.
Disney.com The official home for all things Disney

4129 131119  November 19, 2013  Diane Disney Miller, daughter of Walt Disney, dies at 79  (Chicago Tribune, Tribune wire reports, 11/19/2013)
Diane Disney Miller - Wikipedia
Walt Disney - Wikipedia 


10084 150903 
LEGO
10 Most Incredible LEGO Creations - YouTube
+ LEGOLAND Florida Resort - Theme Park and Water Park
LEGOLAND HOTEL Grand Opening in Florida + DRAGON SCARE CAM! (Best Day Ever w- Amusement Park Fun!) - YouTube
Legoland - Wikipedia
California  |  Florida  | 
Toy  (LEGO)

8573 150222  Feb. 22, Daytona Beach, Florida  DAYTONA 500 - Daytona International Speedway
Daytona 500 | NASCAR.com
NASCAR Drivers, Standings & News NASCAR Sprint Cup Series NASCAR.com
2014 Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series [HD] - YouTube
7752 141117  Kevin Harvick wins Sprint Cup championship  NASCAR, Kenny Bruce, 11/16/2014
7680 141110  Chase for the Sprint Cup 
Chase Bubble: Who's in or out for Homestead  NASCAR, 11/09/2014

NASCAR Standings: NASCAR Drivers, Race Standings & News NASCAR.com
1. Denny Hamlin  5,000, 2. Joey Logano  5,000, 3. Ryan Newman  5,000, 4. Kevin Harvick  5,000
NASCAR 2014 Sprint Cup Series Race Schedule: NASCAR Drivers, Race Standings & News | NASCAR.com
NASCAR
NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) - Wikipedia
Stock car racing  Wikipedia
Sprint Cup Series - Wikipedia
Ford EcoBoost 400
at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Florida, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, the final race in the Sprint Cup Series season
Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500, Avondale, Arizona, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014  Kevin Harvick wins at Phoenix International Raceway to earn automatic spot in final round of NASCAR playoffs - ESPN  AP, 11/09/2014
Car photo page


Wildlife
 ワイルドライフ
*+^#**  
Everglades National Park, Homestead   ** For Alligator sighting check out  Ride-the-Wind airboat tours    アリゲーター  check out alligator photos
** New! 
“Nocturnal Encounters” moonlit hike      
  
** Manatee Watch at
Crystal River’s Swim with the Manatee encounter (この動物は是非みたいですね!)
7246 140924  Manatee Keeps Watch Over Dog Before Rescue - Yahoo  ABC, GMA, Hillsborough River, Tampa, Florida
Do manatees live in fresh water or salt water?  Yahoo Answers
Manatee (Trichechus Manatu) - Animals - A-Z Animals
Manatee - Wikipedia
Manatee - The Gentle Giant - YouTube
Real Life Mermaid Melissa raises awareness for Manatee Protection - YouTube
Dog  |  Mammal  |  Live Mermaid

12157 170109  Columbus mistakes manatees for mermaids - Jan 09, 1493 - HISTORY.com
Mermaid photos  | Columbus Ships


11101 160404  Woman Comes Face-to-Face With Panther  MSN
Woman comes face-to-face with panther on trail - YouTube  Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples, Fla
, 03/29/2016
Cougar photos  |  Florida  



* Ibises & Spoonbills

8044 141223  Florida has passed New York as the nation's third largest state, according to population estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. - Orlando Sentinel  _  Florida passes NY as third largest state at 19.9 people  -  Jeff Kunerth, 12/23/2014
Top five US states' population growth: 2004-14 - Orlando Sentinel
  Andrew Gibson, 12/23/2014
Until 2013:  1. California, 2. Texas, 3. New York, 4. Florida, 5. Illinois
2014: 1. California, 2. Texas, 3. Florida, 4. New York, 5. Illinois
America, States & D.C.


7150 140911  Florida Poison Control warns of puss caterpillar - YouTube  ABC Action News, 09/03/2014
Bolivia Bug - YouTube  "Puss" caterpillar
Puss Caterpillar - Bing Images
Megalopyge opercularis - Wikipedia  Puss Caterpillar
Insect


Lower 48 Extremes    アラスカ州を除くアメリカ合衆国本土
最南端: The southernmost point of the continental U.S.: Ballast Key (privately owned), Florida, southwest of Key West


Florida | Jacksonville | Miami | Tampa | St. Petersburg | Orlando | Hialeah | Fort Lauderdale | Tallahassee (Capital) | Cape Coral | Port St. Lucie     info source on Florida’s 10 Largest Cities

Tourism

Top Rated Tourist Attractions in Florida | Things to do in Florida


フロリダ州の旅行ガイド

11537 160730  EarthCam - Miami and the Beaches Cam  On the page, click "Miami Beach" cam. We think the cam is cool.
EarthCam - Miami Cams


11446 160704     born July 4, 1826    Stephen Foster
Biography.com  Stephen Foster
The Stephen Foster Story 2013 - YouTube
Stephen Foster songs - Nat Shilkret Salon Group - YouTube
Traditional American Song - Oh Susanna - YouTube
Way down upon the Suwannee River - YouTube
OLD FOLKS AT HOME - Original 1851 Verses - Tom Roush - YouTube
Suwannee River State Park - YouTube  Florida
My Old Kentucky Home - YouTube  Kentucky
Stephen Foster - Wikipedia 
July 4, 1826 – January 13, 1864, known as "the father of American music", an American songwriter primarily known for his parlor and minstrel music. Foster wrote over 200 songs; among his best-known are "Oh! Susanna", "Camptown Races", "Old Folks at Home", "My Old Kentucky Home", "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair", "Old Black Joe", and "Beautiful Dreamer". Many of his compositions remain popular more than 150 years after he wrote them...
Stephen Foster Documentary - YouTube
Camptown Races - YouTube
Stephen Foster Memorial  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Music 



7896 141201  America’s Most and Least Attractive People - Travel + Leisure  Katrina Brown Hunt, November 2014   
Most AttractiveNo. 1  Miami, Florida, No. 2  San Diego, California, No. 3  Charleston, South Carolina, No. 4  Los Angels, California, No. 5  Providence, Rhode Island, No. 6  Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota, No. 7  Nashville, Tennessee, No. 8  Atlanta, Georgia, No. 9  Honolulu, Hawaii, No. 10  Tampa, Florida
Least Attractive:  No. 1  Detroit, Michigan, No. 2  (tie)  Memphis, Tennessee, No. 2  (tie)  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, No. 4  Baltimore, Maryland, No. 5  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, No. 6  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, No. 7  Cleveland, Ohio, No. 8  Orlando, Florida, No. 9  Louisville, Kentucky, No. 10  Portland, Maine  
America, States & D.C.


Events:
Gasparilla Pirate Festival, Tampa Gasparilla 海賊フェステイバル
Daytona 500, the Super Bowl of Stock-Car Racing, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach "Gentlemen, start your engines!"
late April  Great American Pie Festival, Celebration, 100423-0425  check Pie stories

5281 140307  It's Spring Break time! 
Spring Break Ideas: Horseshoe Bend - just outside of Page, Arizona  (GrindTV, Travis Burke, 02/27/2014)
Bucket List: Capturing light, color, and texture in Antelope Canyon, Arizona
  (GrindTV, Travis Burke, 03/01/2013)
Bucket List: Gaining access to Arizona's world famous Wave
  (GrindTV, Travis Burke, 03/08/2013)    Arizona State page
Spring Break USA vs. Japanese -  Letter 39  English | Japanese
Spring Break - Bing Images

Spring break - Wikipedia
Top Spring Break 2014 Destinations - StudentCity

The Official Website for Panama City Beach Spring Break 2014    Florida State page
Spring Break Ideas  Travel Channel
College Spring Break Destinations - Travel Channel
2011 Maxim Spring Break Madness - YouTube

RIU Santa Fe Bar Spring Break Party Cabo Mexico - YouTube
Spring Break Skiing at Ski Apache, New Mexico - YouTube    New Mexico State page


More Events
for example, check out this site


7460 141017  These states are at the biggest risk of disaster  MSN, CNBC, 10/07/2014  1  Florida, 2  Rhode Island, 3  Louisiana, 4  California, 5  Massachusetts
States & D.C.


7371 141006  Fox poll finds California is favorite to be booted from union  AOL, 10/03/2014 
53%  California; 25%  New York; 20%  Texas; 11%  Florida
Politics: Electoral Votes:  55  California; 38  Texas; 29  New York; 20 Florida
States & D.C.


6626 140711  In Pictures: America's Most Relaxed Cities  (Forbes, 11/02/2010) 
1. Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota, 2. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 3. Boston, Massachusetts, 4. Portland, Oregon, 5. Columbus, Ohio, 6. Denver, Colorado, 7. (tie) Seattle, Washington, 7 (tie) Cincinnati, Ohio, 9. Kansas City, Missouri, 10. San Jose, California

Photos: 10 most stressed out cities - chicagotribune.com 
1. Washington, D.C., 2. New York City, New York, 3. Miami, Florida, 4. San Francisco, California, 5. Jersey City, New Jersey, 6. Oakland, California, 7. Chicago, Illinois, 8. Newark, New Jersey, 9. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 10. Los Angels, California

State Info

6616 140710  Where the foreclosures are: 10 top states - MSN Real Estate  Chris Kahn of Bankrate.com

1261 130305  Florida Sinkhole: Authorities Hope To Get Better Look At Sinkhole That Swallowed Man After House Removed - "Though thousands of sinkholes erupt in Florida each year, most are small, few affect homes, and even fewer cause deaths... " (Huffington Post)  |  Sinkholes: common, costly and sometimes deadly  (CNN) -  The Science of Sinkholes (video)  |  Karst  (Wikipedia)        カルスト地形 、ドリーネ 

6637 140712  The best American cities for foodies - Restaurants and Trends -Food-Drink-MSN Living  Conde Nast Traveler
1. New York City, NY, 2. Napa, CA, 3. San Francisco, CA, 4. Charleston, SC, 5. New Orleans, LA, 6. Chicago, IL, 7. Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA, 8. Santa Fe, NM, 9. Healdsburg, CA, 10. Boston, MA, 11. Aspen, CO, 12. Las Vegas, NV, 13. Seattle, WA, 14. Newport, RI, 15. Savannah, GA, 16. Austin, TX, 17. Naples, FL, 18. Telluride, CO, 19. (tie) Portland, ME, 19. (tie) San Diego, CA

State Info  |  50 States & DC  |  Eat



7262 140925  Where Would You Go if You Could Only Take One Last Trip — Ever?  Yahoo Travel, Laura Begley Bloom, 09/17/2014
Hawaii, Italy, Ireland, Australia, Paris, Greece, Fiji, Peru, Panama, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Theme Parks:
Disney and Universal Studios and Sea World
Hawaii  |  Florida
List of amusement parks in the Americas - Wikipedia
7203 140918  Bucketlist » Most Popular Bucket List Ideas
Forget the bucket list: these are the things you should avoid before you die Jessica Reed Comment is free theguardian.com  Jessica Reed, 09/15/2014
What's a "bucket list"? - Quora
Kick the bucket  phrases.org.uk
5793 140426 / 0918  25 Insanely Breathtaking Places to Visit Before You Die - Purple Clover  Skylar Harrison, 04/17/2014
North America:
United States:  Antelope Canyon, Arizona;  Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, Wyoming;  Fly Geyser, Nevada    
Mexico:  Underwater River, Cenote Angelita; Naica Mine
South America:  Salar de Uyni, Bolivia;  Caño Cristales River, Colombia;  Patagonia Marble Caves, Chile;
Africa:  Lake Natron, Tanzania;  Underwater Waterfall, Mauritius Island, Mauritius;  Deadvlei, Namibia; 
Asia: Sea of Stars, Vaadhoo Island, Maldives;  Pamukkale Hot Springs, Turkey
China:  Zhangye Danxia Landform, Gansu;  Reed Flute Caves;  Yuanyang County;  Tianzi Mountains         
Eurasia:  Turquoise Ice, Lake Baikal, Russia
Europe: Tunnel of Love, Klevan, Ukraine;  Skaftafell Ice Cave, Iceland;  Sentinels of the Arctic, Finland;  Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland;  Highlands, Iceland
Australia/New Zealand:  Glowworm Caves, Waitomo, New Zealand;  Lake Hillier, Australia
Kicking the Bucket List - The New Yorker  Rebecca Mead, 09/11/2014
The Bucket List Official Trailer #1 - (2007) HD - YouTube
The Bucket List (2007) - IMDb


8492 150211  The 10 Most Dangerous SCUBA Dives in the World  MSN Travel, Diana Gerstacker, The Active Times
2/11
Jacob’s Well—Wimberley, Texas; 4/11 Cenote Esqueleto—Tulum, Mexico; 6/11 Devil’s Cave System—Ginnie Springs, Fla.; 9/11 German U-Boat—off the coast of New Jersey; 11/11 Eagle’s Nest Sinkhole—Weeki Wachee, Fla.
America

8843 150326  Florida has 6 of the nation's fastest-growing metro areas - AOL.com  03/26/2015
America


8849 150326  March 26, 1911  Happy Birthday Tennessee Williams!
Happy Birthday Tennessee Williams!  TENNESSEE WILLIAMS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, Key West, Florida  03/02 - 03/31/2015
5456 140326  March 26, 1911  Happy Birthday Tennessee Williams!
Tennessee Williams Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography.com
Tennessee Williams - About Tennessee Williams American Masters PBS
  02/08/1999
Tennessee Williams - Wikipedia

Tennessee Williams - IMDb
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) - IMDb

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) - IMDb / Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) trailer Elizabeth Taylor - YouTube
Tennessee Williams in Key West Exhibit
VIDEO: Top 10 Notes: The Glass Menagerie | TeleManagement


8992 150412  Florida city ranks first in well-being survey - AOL.com  04/09/2015
America  |  Florida

9100 150427  These are America’s top 10 fast food cities  MSN food & drink, CNBC, 04/23/2015 
#1  Miami, Florida, #2  Houston, Texas, #3  Greensboro, North Carolina
America  |  Eat

9808 150731  By nearly any measure, sunny South Florida is tops in fraud - CBS News
America  |  Florida

10550 151209  11-Foot Gator Eats Burglar | Patch
Florida
 |  Alligators 


References
*  Inge N. Dobelis (Project Editor): America: land of Beauty and Splendor (New York/Montreal: Reader’s Digest, 1992)
+  Laura Sutherland with Family Travel Forum: Amazing Places to Take Your Kids(Illinois: Publications International, Ltd., 2008)
^
Our National Parks  -  Celebrating America’s Nature Splendor”, Life 9 (2009) No. 7 August 21
** Lissa Poirot: “The Great American Road Trip” , AAA Living May/June 2010, Page 27-29
Explore America Info


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