Welcome back to Alphabe~Thursday the letter “S”.
This week I am sharing several places around Florida that start with an “S” because I’ve had several…well actually two Floridians hinted at their city being featured for this week’s post on “S”.
St. Augustine, Florida ~ for JJ
Castillo de San Marcos
Ponce de Leon Hotel/Flagler College
There are so many wonderful things to see in St. Augustine. It’s only two hours from my home and it’s one of our favorite places to getaway for a while.
St Petersburg, Florida
Sunshine Skyway Bridge
St. Petersburg Pier
Don CeSar Hotel –The Pink Lady opened in 1928. The hotel quickly became a favorite romping ground for the rich and famous of the Jazz Age including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Clarence Darrow, Al Capone, Lou Gehrig, and Franklin D. Roosevelt
The Old Salvador Dali Museum
The New Salvador Dali Museum
I have never been to the Salvador Dali museum but it’s on our list of places to see.
Sarasota, Florida ~ for Martha
Ca' d’Zan- John and Mable Ringling’s mansion. Ca’ dZan is Venetian for “House of John”
Ski-A-Rees - Weekly Water shows
Home to the Central Florida Zoo
The Stanford Inn, Sanford Florida.
The movie “My Girl” was filmed on location here. This was actually the funeral home in the film.
This old Lake Monroe Bridge was featured in Kenny Chesney’s music video for his song “Young.”
Speaking of country music, "The Barn" is the place to go for a little two steppin’ and line dancin’ in Sanford.
Sanibel , Florida
The Sanibel Light House and Keepers houses
Sanibel is famous for shelling.
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island, Florida
This is a Roseate Spoonbill crane. They get their coloring from eating crustaceans.
In 1959 Sebring hosted the Formula One United States Grand Prix, but it is best known for the 12 Hours of Sebring, an annually held American Le Mans series race. Many fans flock to Sebring every year. Sebring has always been in the tourist industry and some of the Hotel accommodations you might find there is pretty amazing.
Kenilworth Lodge 1916 circa
Harder Hall. Sebring, Florida.
This hotel was built during the Florida land boom in the 1920’s. It has had many famous guest; Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, Ali McGraw and Mario Andretti to name a few. Harder Hall is said to be haunted. It has changed hands many times and each owner has died under extremely strange circumstances most of the time right in the hotel.
Home to Florida State Prison and the “Old Sparky” electrocution chair, Florida’s method of Capital Punishment execution until the year 2000 when the Florida State Legislature signed lethal injection into law.
I have no desire to go there.
I hope you enjoyed my enchanted State. I'll see you next week for the Letter "T".
Thanks for stopping by!~Ames
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(Sorry i won't be stopping by or sending replies, still recuperating from hand surgery on my right hand and i am right handed and it didn’t go well.. i'll tell you about it later and I’ll try to catch up with you at a later date.~Ames.)