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Fort Christmas -  Christmas / April 12, 2006 : On December 25, 1837, a force of 2,000 U.S. Army Soldiers and Alabama Volunteers arrived near this spot to construct a fort which was aptly named, <a href="http://www.nbbd.com/godo/FortChristmas/"  target="_blank"> <b>Fort Christmas</a></b>. This fort was only one of over 200 forts built during the Second Seminole Indian War, 1835 - 1842. The fort houses exhibits and a video presentation on the Seminole Indian Wars.

Fort Christmas - Christmas / April 1...

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On December 25, 1837, a force of 2,000 U.S. Army Soldiers and Alabama ...

Updated: Jul 04, 2006 3:55pm PST

Kennedy Space Center - Astronauts Hall of Fame  / April 12, 2006 : Since the dawn of space flight, John F. Kennedy Space Center has been at the forefront of America's ongoing adventure in space. From here, NASA has launched heroic astronauts and cutting-edge spacecraft on bold missions to Earth orbit, the moon and the universe beyond.  Established as NASA's Launch Operations Center on July 1, 1962, the center was renamed in honor of the nation's 35th president following his death. His vision to land astronauts on the moon within that decade inspired and challenged the agency. Today, as NASA begins a new era in exploration, that spirit continues to guide the center to new heights.

Kennedy Space Center - Astronauts Hal...

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Since the dawn of space flight, John F. Kennedy Space Center has been ...

Updated: Jul 04, 2006 2:51pm PST

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Updated: Jun 10, 2006 6:52am PST

J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge - Sanibel / April 7, 2006 : The <a href="http://www.fws.gov/dingdarling/"  target="_blank"> <b>J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge</a></b> was established in 1945.  Jay Norwood Darling was instrumental in the effort to block the
sale of a parcel of environmentally valuable land to developers on Sanibel Island. At Darling’s urging, President Harry S. Truman signed an Executive Order creating the Sanibel National Wildlife Refuge in 1945. It is located on the subtropical barrier island of Sanibel in the Gulf of Mexico. The refuge is part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the United States and is world famous for its spectacular migratory bird populations. The J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge was created to safeguard and enhance the pristine wildlife habitat of Sanibel Island, to protect endangered and threatened species, and to provide feeding, nesting, and roosting areas for migratory birds. Today, the refuge provides important habitat to over 220 species of birds. J. N. "Ding" Darling is one of over 540 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System administered by the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlif...

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The J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge was established in ...

Updated: May 18, 2006 4:18pm PST

FTBG / February 11, 2006 and April 14, 2006 : <a href="http://www.fairchildgarden.org/l" 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 / February 11, 2006 and April 14...

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

Updated: May 15, 2006 6:30pm PST

Edison & Ford Winter Estates / January 22, 2005 and April 7, 2006 : When you visit <a href="http://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/" target="_blank"> <b>Edison & Ford Winter Estates</b></a>, you enter a world unlike any you have ever seen. The furnishings and architecture of these gracious, rambling buildings are reminiscent of a bygone era; yet there are many innovations which we do not have in the most modern of homes.

Edison & Ford Winter Estates / Januar...

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When you visit Edison & Ford Winter Estates, you enter a world unlike ...

Updated: May 14, 2006 3:38pm PST

Downtown Disney/Pleasure Island - April 8, 2006 : Come together to indulge in big-city fun in an area alive with excitement, unique shops, restaurants and entertainment! Explore Downtown Disney® Marketplace, home to the largest Disney character store in the world; Downtown Disney West Side, with its top-notch restaurants, theaters, shows and amusement; and Pleasure Island, a partier's paradise of live performances and nightclubs.

Downtown Disney/Pleasure Island - Apr...

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Come together to indulge in big-city fun in an area alive with excitem ...

Updated: May 14, 2006 2:14pm PST

Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter / April 7 - 12, 2006 : <i>Laissez les bonnes temps roulez!</i> Bring your carnival attitude to this lively quarter of the Big Easy and "let the good times roll." In this New Orleans-themed Disney Resort, activities await you at every turn! Stroll cobblestone walkways and gaze down ornate iron railings as you imagine a jazz backdrop and the sweet smell of magnolia blossoms in the air. Have a rollicking good time among the colorful characters, relish wonderful food, and enjoy some watery fun at Doubloon Lagoon.

The rooms are situated along quaint little "streets" decorated with mini wrought iron fences, cascades of bougainvillea and fountains. Strolls along the Sassagoula River pathways add to the charm of this resort.

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Denise

Laissez les bonnes temps roulez! Bring your carnival attitude to this ...

Updated: May 13, 2006 6:04pm PST

Miami Beach / April 6, 2006 : <b>Miami Beach</b> has been one of America's pre-eminent beach resorts for almost a century.  It is an exciting and fun place to visit.  The <b>Art Deco District</b> is the largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the world and comprises hundreds of hotels, apartments and other structures erected between 1923 and 1943.  <b>South Beach</b> (also known as SoBe, or simply The Beach - the area from 1st street to about 25th street) is one of the more popular areas of Miami Beach.  <b>Lincoln Road</b>, a nationally known pedestrian mall, is a great spot for outdoor dining, bicycling, rollerblading and shopping.

Miami Beach / April 6, 2006

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Miami Beach has been one of America's pre-eminent beach resorts for al ...

Updated: May 13, 2006 3:56pm PST

Miami and Vicinity / April 5 and 14, 2006 : <a href="http://www.baysidemarketplace.com/" target="_blank"> <b>Bayside Marketplace</a></b> - Indulge yourself at Bayside - the best food, fun, and shopping Miami has to offer.  Wether you are interested in the vibrant marketplace, exotic restaurants, daily live entertainment or national brand name stores, Bayside's wealth of activity offers something for everyone. Come experience Miami, visit Bayside!

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Bayside Marketplace - Indulge yourself at Bayside - the best food, fu ...

Updated: May 13, 2006 3:19pm PST