Were Not in Kansas Anymore
April 29, 2007

This past weekend Magoo and I road tripped it down to South Florida. We both grew up down there though literally it was a world apart. Our homes and lives were lived 50 miles apart, as he reached the outer branches of Broward and I was way the hell south Miami. His childhood saw open fields, horses, landscape, and chickens. We had traffic, 1/2 acres, city life and all things Miami. We spent the weekend intertwined between the two. Lounging with his brothers, sisters, nephews and parents and then drinking and eating with the Jewish folk of MIA. We squeezed in some time to visit my family too, Magoo swore we were in the Keys with the distance we drove south. This is a world where I-95 and I-75 both end, or begin if you want to be picky like that. Those who don't know also probably don't play but we enjoy games of Jewish geography. While this is reserved for, "do you know's" left over from camp or college, it works in other ways too. Waiting for our table at the bar on Sunday night meant running into high school friends. That is how it was in my Miami growing up. See how it was in Magoo's world. This may rock your vision of South Florida, I know it did mine. See here for my bored car shots and scenes from a South Florida neighborhood.

Labels: , ,

Blogger Bre said:

Those pictures are fabulously entertaining!

7:44 AM 

Blogger brandy said:

Great photos, I especially love you with a mustache. It's a great look that not many could pull off, yet you do it with style and grace.

11:01 AM 

Blogger dara said:

Funny, I know exactly what you're talking about. I grew up in northwest Broward, just on the other side of the line from where it seemed to become "the country." When we drove out that way -- very very slowly -- I was always amused by all the horses on the side of the road.

12:25 PM 

Blogger e.b. said:

I have a hard time sleeping in a car and get car sick - so I get a tad bit bored. Hence the facial hair.

Dara - I can count how many times I went to Broward period. Let alone knowing that horse country existed at all. But I can say it was really pretty, serine and peaceful - just not what I think of when I think S. Fla.

1:05 PM 

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sounds like fun and the pics are beautiful.

2:50 PM 

Blogger JustRun said:

Great pics and what a fun trip. I've been to MIA and south of MIA and yet, I had no idea. :)

3:41 PM 

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wow, I cannot even imagine living somewhere like that, but I bet its fun to visit.

I wish I knew someone who lived out in the middle of nowhere.

Did you get up on the horses?

3:48 PM 

Blogger e.b. said:

No horseriding. That was as close as I got.

6:53 AM 

Blogger magnetbabe said:

A couple months ago we went to Jupiter for a spring training trip and we took 60 to cut across to the turnpike. It looked a lot like some of your pics- lots of confederate flags, tractors, horses and crosses. It was a different side of Florida that was immensely entertaining for the short while we spent in it. I was glad to get back the Florida everyone else thinks of though!

9:05 AM 

Blogger dara said:

In Davie -- which is even closer to Miami -- they used to (or still may?) have a hitching post in front of one McDonalds. A friend of mine who grew up there pointed it out to me when we were in high school.

2:42 PM 

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You really have a gift... are you sure you should practice law and not professional photography???

8:16 PM 

Blogger acaligurl said:

i know i said this before.. but i love to see the pics!!!

8:37 PM 

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Heya i'm for the first time here. I found this board and I in finding It truly useful & it helped me out much. I am hoping to give one thing back and help others such as you aided me.
My webpage - adidas pants

6:54 PM 

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hi! I could have sworn I've visited your blog before but after looking at many of the posts I realized it's
new to me. Nonetheless, I'm certainly delighted I found it and I'll be bookmarking it and checking back frequently!
My page - http://mywebsites123.free.fr/search.php?q=Every+Single+Personal+Computer+Necessities+Anti+Virus+Computer+Software&page=1

10:06 AM 

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What i do not realize is if truth be told how you're now not really a lot more smartly-favored than you might be now. You are very intelligent. You know therefore significantly when it comes to this subject, made me for my part believe it from numerous various angles. Its like women and men don't seem to be
involved unless it is something to accomplish with Lady gaga!
Your own stuffs excellent. Always handle it
My website :: right hotmail support

2:31 PM 

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I feel this is among the such a lot vital information for me.
And i'm satisfied studying your article. But want to observation on some basic things, The site style is wonderful, the articles is actually excellent : D. Just right job, cheers
Here is my website : lead-generation.Donnybrookus.com

3:35 PM 

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why users still use to read news papers when in this technological world all is existing on web?
Feel free to visit my webpage http://www.sourire.it/?q=node/165138/

12:55 AM 

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I am sure this article has touched all the internet
people, its really really pleasant paragraph on building up new weblog.
My page > adidas summer basketball tournaments

8:36 AM 

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This post is invaluable. How can I find out more?
My web site :: hotmail email directory

6:04 PM 

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hello, Neat ρoѕt. There's an issue along with your site in internet explorer, might check this? IE still is the market chief and a good part of people will pass over your magnificent writing due to this problem.

My weblog; abrir cuenta facebook

7:14 PM 

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hi to аll, how is eνerуthing,
Ι thіnk everу one іs gеtting morе from thіs site, and your vieωs are goоd foг new

Loοk into my web blog: facebook cuenta gratis

3:23 AM 

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Right here is the perfect web site for anyone who really wants
to understand this topic. You know a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you (not that I
personally would want to…HaHa). You certainly put a brand new spin on a topic which has
been written about for years. Great stuff, just excellent!

My web-site ... windows live hotmail

10:25 PM 

Post a Comment

Back To the Main Page

This is one girls tangy sweet take on live and her loves - food, family, friends, photography anything goes, afterall it is her world.

  • My Profile
  • Email Me
  • Myspace

  • Ask a Question:
  • Q&A

  • More About Me:
  • My Believe
  • Asked and Answered
  • For Love Of Our Senses
  • Sleepy Sunday

  • www.flickr.com
    amanners7's photos More of amanners7's photos

    Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

    P.S./Photo Sunday


  • Boasting
  • Breathing
  • Dreams
  • Everyday Life
  • Fart Queen Stories
  • Friends/Family
  • J.O.B.
  • Last Life
  • Listing
  • Mr. Magoo
  • Open Letters
  • Perspective
  • Practice
  • P.S./Photography Sunday
  • Trips/Travel

  • Freaky Friday

  • Greatful Dead

  • Kegs, Pearls, and Pizza

  • Asked and Answered

  • On the Road

  • Dining Out After 5

  • Q&A

  • Airing Our Dirty Laundry

  • Tragedy

  • Starbucks Sunday

  • To My Sister

  • Mother's Day

  • Risky Business
  • Oh La La Vacay
  • Adore, Like, Love
  • Birthday Cake
  • Tuxedos, Photographers & Van Morrison
  • Reality
  • Ms. New Orleans
  • Love Feeling, Feeling Love

  • Powered by: Blogger
  • Design by: soapbox.SUPERSTAR

  • Local Links of Interest: Sticks of Fire: Tampa's Website

    Subscribe to
    Posts [Atom]

    Subscribe in a reader casinosFree Web Tools