Jacksonville, FL

January 3, 2009 00:07 – 00:07

We’re in Jacksonville, Florida. We got up early this morning and went down to the Manatee Park to make another stab at seeing Manatees. Unfortunately, there were none to be seen. So, we went back to Villa Martin and had breakfast and packed up the van. We got away at about 11.

We stopped for a picnic lunch in Lakeland Florida at Lake Parker Park. There were some incredibly beautiful birds there. I don’t know what kind they were yet… but, here’s a picture.


There were also a lot of sea gulls. They were engaged in a variety of odd air-acrobatics.







After lunch, we went to Florida Southern College, which has seven buildings that were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. We took a bunch of pictures.






FLW designed a system of covered walkways. If only they had snow… it would make walking between buildings a breeze.

There were these odd plants with strange deep orange/red berries. No clue what they are.

This is the inside of a chapel designed by Wright.


This is a second chapel.

More covered walkway.



You think someone with this name had money to donate?

Then we got in the car and headed for Jacksonville. We tooled into the Embassy Suites (which doesn’t have free internets—so I’m using my cell as a modem) shortly before 8, then left & had dinner at Sweet Tomatoes.

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