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Florida - Apr 2007

Ightenhill

Updated: Oct 28, 2007 9:35am PST

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South Florida - Spring 2003

Steve & March

South Florida trip in 2003.

Updated: Oct 12, 2007 9:53pm PST

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South Florida - Nov. 2002

Steve & March

Our trip to South Florida - November 2002

Updated: Oct 06, 2007 10:25pm PST

Florida - April 2004 : Florida Trip, April 2004

Florida - April 2004

Steve & March

Florida Trip, April 2004

Updated: Oct 04, 2007 8:46pm PST

FTBG / September 2, 2007 : <a href="http://www.fairchildgarden.org/" target="_blank"> Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden</a> in Coral Gables, Florida is one of the world's preeminent botanic gardens, with extensive collections of rare tropical plants including palms, cycads, flowering trees and vines. Established in 1938, the 83-acre garden is among the region's most popular visitor attractions and offers a variety of programs in environmental education, conservation and horticulture. An international leader in tropical plant research, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden plays an important part in preserving the biodiversity of the tropical environment.

FTBG / September 2, 2007

Denise

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Florida is one of ...

Updated: Sep 08, 2007 11:48am PST

Key West : Visit to The Keys

Key West

sprockit

Visit to The Keys

Updated: Jul 07, 2007 1:17am PST

Lion Country Safari / February 5, 2005 : Located in Loxahatchee, FL, <a href="http://www.lioncountrysafari.com/" target="_blank"><b>Lion Country Safari</b></a> is America's first drive-through cageless zoo.  It has been a leader in conservation since 1967. Lion Country Safari provides a habitat in which many endangered or threatened species live and reproduce.

Lion Country Safari / February 5, 2005

Denise

Located in Loxahatchee, FL, Lion Country Safari is America's first dri ...

Updated: May 29, 2007 2:07pm PST

Florida/Eastern Caribbean - April / May 2004 : <b>APRIL-MAY, 2004</b>

<b>Miami, Florida:</b>  Jungle Island (formerly Parrot Jungle Island); the Falls Shopping Center

<b>Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean:</b>  Ports of Call:  Nassau, Bahamas; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Coco Cay, Bahamas

Florida/Eastern Caribbean - April / M...

Denise

APRIL-MAY, 2004 Miami, Florida: Jungle Island (formerly Parrot Jungl ...

Updated: May 28, 2007 1:44pm PST

Florida Getaway : Our late winter trip to Florida in March 2007.  Destinations included Miami Beach, the Everglades, the Keys, Sarasota and Naples.

Florida Getaway

John

Our late winter trip to Florida in March 2007. Destinations included ...

Updated: Mar 16, 2007 8:38pm PST

Miccosukee Inidian Village / February 3, 2007 : The Miccosukee story has been a story of survival through adaptation.  They originally belonged to the Creek Confederacy; however, they migrated to Florida before it became part of the United States.  During the Indian Wars of the 1800s, most of the Miccosukee were removed to the West, but a few families escaped and hid in the Everglades.  They now number about 500 people.  In order to escape the soldiers during the 1800s, the Miccosukees spread out through the Everglades with only one large family to a tree island, or hammock, as they call it.  They used to travel by dugout canoes to hunt, visit each other, or trade.  Some of the old canoes, each hollowed from a single cypress log, are displayed in the village.  One canoe took almost two years to carve but they lasted a long time.

The Miccosukees never settled in one community like the Indians on reservations in the West.  They have always been rather independent.  They stayed to themselves in the Everglades for about 100 years, resisting efforts to make them like everybody else, but when the highway, Tamiami Trail, was built in the 19230s, the Miccosukees started to accept some of the new world's concepts.  In 1962, The Miccosukees were federally recognized as an Indian Tribe, thus separating Miccosukee from the Seminole Tribe.  The tribe now has complete education, health and public safety departments, which combine appropriate aspects of Indian and nonIndian practices. Through all these changes, the Miccosukees have kept their own identity and language.  They still celebrate their Green Corn Dance each spring.  In that sacred ceremony, the clans get together and for four days, they sing and dance and celebrate the gift of the corn that renews them and is the secret of their tribal strength.  Their Indian medicine knowledge remains strong, and the young people are educated in the Miccosukee traditional folklore.

Miccosukee Inidian Village / February...

Denise

The Miccosukee story has been a story of survival through adaptation. ...

Updated: Mar 05, 2007 3:57pm PST