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February 11-25, 2009:
A Trip to Florida



Well, it's February, the month that Fred and I usually reserved for a trip to Florida when he was working at the greenhouses. Even though he isn't there anymore, we still like to go down to Florida at this time of year. Considering everything else going on early this year, we've decided to do a driving trip down, leaving Dallas on the 11th and returning on the 25th. On the way down, we plan to spend some time in "America's Oldest City"- St. Augustine, Florida. Then we'll spend some time at the condo in Fort Lauderdale.

We'll leave Dallas in the morning of the 11th and follow our usual route over to Shreveport, then down to Lafayette and then all the way east to Florida on I-10. Instead of heading south on I-75, though, we'll continue east to Jacksonville, heading south on I-95 to St. Augustine. Finally, we'll continue down I-95 to Fort Lauderdale.

For the return, we'll head up I-95 to an entry onto Florida's Turnpike, which we'll take northwest to I-75. I-75 will bring us to I-10 and we will head west. As it turned out, while we were in Florida, Ron and Jay gave me a portable GPS, and we decided to follow its suggested route home. This route took us northwest at Mobile, following US 49 through Hattiesburg and into Jackson, where we picked up I-20 west and the long drive home.

While this wasn't one of the longest trips we took, I am going to organize it the same way I have organized other major vacation trips in this album- by giving you an index into the various segments of the trip.


Using the Master Index

We took a great many pictures and movies while on our trip to Florida, so I have had to find a good way to organize them so that they are not simply overwhelming.

I am going to divide our trip into four different album pages- the drive to Florida, our tour of St. Augustine, our stay at the condo in Fort Lauderdale and the drive home. In the Master Index, you will find a link that will take you directly to each of these album pages. I expect you'll just want to begin with the first link, but you can start with any of them.

When you get to one of the album pages, you will see the same familiar buttons at the top and bottom of each page that will take you to the next section, the previous section or back to this Master Index. As I said, I have tried to organize things so that all you should want to do is use the "NEXT" button to go from page to page, but I have provided the other buttons should you wish to use them. When we have returned to Dallas and our trip is over, you will want to return to this Master Index so that you can continue on through the photograph album.

Near the top of each album page, you will also find a set of links that will enable you to jump to a specific activity that occurred on that day (or group of days), should you wish to do so. Of course, the easiest thing to do is just go through the day in time sequence, activity by activity; you can always scroll by activities that might not interest you. (In case you might want it, there is also a link at the end of each activity section that will take you back to the top of that album page.)

When you are done looking at the pictures from our trip to Florida, use one of the "RETURN" buttons that appear at the top and bottom of every trip page to return to this Master Index and then use the link at the top of the index to return to the top of this index page. You can then use the normal buttons to continue forward or backward through this photo album.

We hope you enjoy looking at the pictures. To access the Master Index, please click HERE.

























(To finish with the Florida trip and return to the top of this page so that you can continue through the photo album, please click HERE.)
Wednesday, February 11
(Dallas-St. Augustine)
Driving to St. Augustine
Thursday, February 12
(St. Augustine, FL)
Touring St. Augustine; Lunch; The City; The Fortress
Friday, February 13
Monday, February 23

(Fort Lauderdale)
Our Stay in Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, February 24
Wednesday, February 25

(Fort Lauderdale-Dallas)
Driving Home to Dallas