I've lived here my entire life and I think I've fallen in love more with the other places I visit. Providence, RI and Minneapolis, MN are ten times prettier; Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, PA are ten times busier. Granted these are bigger cities, and that could be a big factor, but there is something inherently dull about my hometown.
In Florida, I've had to listen to stories like the shooting of Trayvon Martin and the Casey Anthony trials on the local news. I've walked the aisles strictly dedicated to orange juice and sunscreen. I've experienced the devastating hurricanes circa 2006. I've picked out my share of tourists on the beach and at the theme parks. I've comfortably worn shorts in December. I've felt at home in the Orlando International Airport. (The list could go on, but I have a poetry assignment to work on.)
What do you think?
Is Florida just the ultimate vacation spot in your mind?
Do you have grandparents that live here?
Let me know!
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