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Weird Florida: Your Travel Guide to Florida's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets Paperback – May 5, 2009
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Mark Moran is an antiques dealer and author, and contributing editor for Antique Trader Weekly. Heas written many antiques and collectibles references including Warmanas McCoy Pottery, Warmanas Cookie Jars and Warmanas Fiesta.
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On my drive from the southeast part of Florida to the western shore of St. Pete Beach, I encountered one very odd thing after the next, in a very strange (at least to me) landscape.
I'm not used to driving for hours without seeing any buildings, as a native northeasterner, for one thing. But in the vast wilderness of empty pastures that is central Florida, where there are no houses or buildings for hours, was a Wal-Mart, with a full parking lot. My mind went blank.
I drove another two hours, seeing no signs of any slightest civilization, and came to---are you ready---a store selling ball gowns, with mannequins modeling them in the front window. I hadn't even seen one other car in hours. I drove another two hours, with no houses or stores or buildings, only cow pastures without cows, very rarely seeing another car, and came to a gas station, where stood---the Refrigerator! And he was signing a boy's autograph, before climbing into his Ferrari and driving away. And on it went like this. The mammoth brahma bull, giant horns ready to charge me, standing in the road so I couldn't pass, was also a highlight.
My point of telling this is to illustrate that Florida, by its nature, is a very weird place.
This book does an excellent job of listing the most notable strange places, complete with great photos. You can spend years seeing all the places and attractions listed in this book.
Haunted places and houses, places where cars roll uphill, places that defy gravity, very peculiar buildings, and more spooky, mysterious, and bazarre oddities are included.
I next want to visit the motel that's a tree house, and the white spherical houses of the future built back in the 1960s. If you love weirdness as I do you will like this book.
It does a great job of listing and describing most of the main weird places to see in Florida.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is filled with odd, interesting stories of Florida facts and folklore. Each entry is short, so you can read one or two in just a few minutes.Published 29 days ago by Glenda W
Purchased as a gift for family that will be moving to Florida. They were excited to see all of the little day trips that they would be able to take once they move south.Published 1 month ago by TrippingBilly
This is an awesome book. Very well written, the pictures are just awesome too!Published 4 months ago by nolahorserider
No Rick Stevens, but those looking for an interesting story to tell, it's worth the read ;-)Published 5 months ago by CEO Dad