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.'
Wonder always - Unknown
Not all those who wander are lost. - JRR Tolkien
The journey not the arrival matters. - T S Eliot
There's no map to human behaviour. - Bjork
Somewhere there is a map of how it can be done. - Ben Stein
We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. - Kenji Miyazawa
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. - Lao-tzu
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. - Mark Twain
I think crime pays. The hours are good, and you travel a lot. - Woody Allen
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination. - Roy L. Goodman
I don't own a camera, so I travel with a police sketch artist. - George Carlin
The first thing that put me on the map was my Sherlock Holmes novel. - Nicholas Meyer
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
I've never had a clear road map. When things come along, I benefit. - Greg Kinnear
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
I have an existential map; it has "you are here" written all over it. - Steven Wright
Maybe I'm a serial regional writer. First here, then there, across the map. - Richard Ford
If you look like your passport photo, then in all probability you need the journey. - Earl Wilson
An opening statement is like a guide or a road map. It's a very delicate thing. - Johnnie Cochran
We're all pilgrims on the same journey, but some pilgrims have better road maps. - Nelson DeMille
Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are. - George Eliot
I like the map feature on the iPhone that tells me where I am, because I travel a lot. - Gary Shteyngart
Why endeavor to straighten the road of life? The faster we travel, the less there is to see. - Helen Hayes
I think every entrepreneur in Canada owes the next generation a road map of how to do it again. - Kevin O'Leary
The months and days are the travelers of eternity. The years that come and go are also voyagers. - Matsuo Basho
People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home. - Dagobert D. Runes
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Stay off the bandwagon. More likely than not, your own way of getting there makes for a better journey. - Faydra D. Fields
There ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them. - Mark Twain
A path full of potholes must be traveled slowly, but there's no reason you can't finish the journey. - Faydra D. Fields
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
It's impossible to map out a route to your destination if you don't know where you're starting from. - Suze Orman
No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. - Lin Yutang
Oh my. Space travel sounds rather perilous. I can assure you they will never get me on one of those dreadful Star Ships. - C-3PO
It is impossible to travel faster than the speed of light, and certainly not desirable, as one's hat keeps blowing off. - Woody Allen
Every street in London has a camera, and if you ever travel up the M4, it feels as if George Orwell should be your chauffeur. - Don McCullin
If one looks at the map of the world, it's difficult to find Iraq, and one would think it rather easy to subdue such a small country. - Vladimir Putin
Integrity will take a leader farther than any other quality. If you would travel far and do much as a leader, never compromise your integrity. - John C Maxwell