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UF Day Tripping
As a student at the University of Florida, many educational moments were had on the road.
“Highway Song”
((( driving )))


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In the 1930s, before the Christian Code, Hollywood used Silver Springs and Weeki Wachee as sets to depict African jungle scenes, most notably the Tarzan series. 

FLA SR 50
The Road Through Time & Space

PHOTOGRAPHS/VIDEO (ABOVE)
LAUNCH OF DISCOVERY HUB’S INN NORTH COCOA (1988)
STATE ROAD 50 CROSSROADS (301/441)
PSYCHIC TRANSGRESSION CASSADAGA
STATE ROAD 50 CROSSROADS (I-4)

“Crystal River”
Mudcrutch
Live
((( beautiful florida )))

john moran

Crystal River, north west of Gainesville, running into the Gulf The Hale-Bopp Comet made its presence known to those looking up in Florida. John Moran made his way out to Payne’s Prairie to a bare tree he had known for years, set up a camera, and waited for the comet to arrive.

FROM ROCKLEDGE
Church Street Station
Orlando Great Southern Music Hall
Pat Travers with Pam Platt “Breezin'” vs. “Boom Boom Out Go The Lights” Silhouetted Crutches
Another Week @ The Great Southern — Sea Level, Billy Cobham, Spyro Gyra
Valentine’s — Stained Glass “V” in rafters. After show cocktails Fusion clarinet “Pancakes” worried about arthritis.
“Social” — MOFRO Recognize the stained-glass “V” hidden high in the rafters.
Outlaws w/ Fat Chance Band, WORJ free, call-in tickets, Orlando Sportatorium, Dirt Floor, Wooden Bleechers, Rodeo (Silver Spurs) yesterday.

FROM GAINESVILLE
Orlando
The Police @ Disney World Tomorrowland
Jacksonville
Dire Straits @ The Jacksonville Coliseum

Vinny spends the night in jail
Lakeland
Bruce Springsteen @ The Lakeland Civc Center
Mayport Jazz Festival
Dizzy Gillespie, Maynard Ferguson, and The General’s Daughter

Suwannee River (Kit Carlson)
Suwannee River Blue Grass Festival (Acey Harper)
Wannee Festival (Gov’t Mule)
Ichetucknee River (Weeds of Eden)
High Springs
>
Fort White
Lake City (KKK)
Tallahassee (FSU)

Palatka
Taking The Plunge in Palatka
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Tangerines, St. Johns River
Crescent Beach
Interlachen, Spuds, Hastings, Palatka, Crescent Beach
St. Augustine
Cedar Key 

Bronson, Otter Creek, Rosewood

Payne’s Prairie
Micanopy 

Gainesville Is Green, The Madness, North Florida Farming
Cross Creek
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings,
Steve Z
Otto’s Green Acres
Silver Springs

Lochloosa (MOFRO)
Ocala National Forest
Rainbow Springs (Curse of the Witches Well)

Daytona Beach
Deland
Deleon Springs
Blue Spring
Orange
Cassadaga

Cape Canaveral (Columbia Inaugural Shuttle)
Cocoa Beach (Canaveral Pier Ron Jon’s)

Merritt Island
Indian River Citrus
Tropical Trail
Banana River

A1A
Pineda Cswy US1
Sebastian Inlet (Surfing by Robert Sanchez)
Vero Beach
Fort Pierce
Orchid
Wabasso

“Outskirts Of Town”
Outlaws
1976 —  
((( song )))

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surfin’ safari

Sebastian Inlet Pancho Sanchez Backyard 8MM BW Surf movies Satellite Beach contingent: Pancho (Old Soul Artist), Buster O’Connor (airbrush), Dexter Filkins (New Yorker), Kevin Kolcznski. Spring Break Daytona Beach, Canaveral Pier, Fort Lauderdale “Where The Boys Are.”

 

Weeki Wachee (Mermaids)
Pine Forest Orange Groves Artesian Lakes Horses Cattle Truck Depots Used Cars, Automotive Salvage, Rooftops, Citrus Tower.

VAB (Last Stepping Stone To The Moon)
Titusville (Sand Point)
Complex 39 (VAB)
28°36′30.2″N 80°36′15.6″W
Sacred Ground
Last Stepping Stone To The Moon
Cape Canaveral (National Seashore)
Mosquito Lagoon (William Bartram)
Playalinda Beach (Sand Point)
Merritt Island (Wildlife Refuge)

Indian River Lagoon
Tropical Trail (Dragon Point, Mathers Bridge)
Indian River / Banana River
Cocoa / Rockledge (520)
Cocoa Beach (A1A)
Port Canaveral (Bee Line / 528 Cswy)
Patrick Air Force Base (Pineda Cswy)
Satellite Beach
Indialantic (US192, 5th Ave, Boardwalk)

Melbourne Beach
Sebastian Inlet

Vero Beach
Fort Pierce

Orchid
Wabasso
Stuart
Jupiter
Hobe Sound
West Palm Beach

Palm Beach
Fort Lauderdale (Where The Boys Are, Spring Break)
Miami (McDuffie Riots)
Key West (Jeff Cardenas)

Mariel Boat Lift

—30—

“Driving Down To Georgia”
Tom Petty
((( road work )))

Orlando (The Crossroads)
Endless Rooftops Replace Freeze Damaged Groves Turnpike I-4  407 418 International Airport Goldenrod UCF Universal Disney Epcot Animal Kingdom

Florida Roads
U.S. ROUTE 1
SR A1A
Miami Miami Beach
Miami
Fort Lauderdale
U.S. ROUTE 41Tamiami Trail
Spring Hill
Weeki Wachee
Tampa
St. Petersburg

SR 20 — Talahassee Palatka (100) to Flagler Beach
SR 30 — Perry Panama City Okaloosa to Mobile Alabama
SR 40US41 YANKEETOWN Rainbow Springs Ocala  Ocklawaha River Silver Springs Ocala National Forest Ormond Beach
SR 50WEEKI WACHEE ORLANDO TITUSVILLE VAB SACRED GROUND
SR 60 — Vero Beach Orange Ave. Yeehaw Junction Clearwater Tampa
SR 70 — Fort Pierce Bradenton  US41
SR 80Mar a Lago Palm Beach Pahokee Lake Okeechobee Everglades Alligator Alley Tamiami Trail Fort Myers US41

US 192 — Melbourne St Johns River  Serpentine Cattle Camp Holly Airboats Cleared Fenced Gated for Development St Cloud Kissimmee Silver Spurs Rodeo Convention Center Airport Waffle House Orange World Cheap Tickets Pawn Machine Gun America International Food Court Roadside Bungee Ferris Wheel Water Slide Medieval Animal Kingdom … Four CornersLake County, east past Walt Disney World and through KissimmeeSt. Cloud and Melbourne, to end at SR A1A Indialantic Atlantic Ocean.

U.S. ROUTE 441Miami Okeechobee Orlando Ocala Gainesville Alachua Lake City Fargo,GA.
U.S. ROUTE 301Sarasota to Jacksonville
U.S. ROUTE 17 — Get In Get Out “The Clip Joints Down on 17, North from Blue Spring (St Johns River) to Orange City, Deland, Lake Helen
U.S. ROUTE 27 — MIAMI (Venus, Lake Placid, Sebring, Avon Park, Frostproof) TALAHASSEE 
 

Gainesville
Pensacola
Panama City
Mexico Beach
Port St. Joe
Apalachicola
St. George Island
Alligator Point
Apalachee Bay
Apalachicola
Wakulla Springs
TALLAHASSEE
Magnolia
Suwannee River (North Florida)
Suwannee (on the Gulf)
Cedar Key
Crystal River
Ichetucknee Springs (River)
High Springs
Fort White
Santa Fe River
Crescent Beach
Palatka, Hastings, Spud, Interlachen, Gainesville
St. Augustine
Jacksonville
US 301 — Tampa, Zephyrhills, Palmetto, Dade City
US 441
Vilano Beach
Flagler Beach
On The Outskirts of Town
Gainesville
Devil’s Millhopper
Devil’s Den
Warren’s Cavern
Payne’s Prairie
Micanopy
Lochloosa
Cross Creek
Silver Springs
Ocala National Forest
Orlando
Daytona Beach (The World’s Most Famous Beach)
Surfing Hollow Days
Cocoa Beach
Satellite Beach
Indialantic
Sebastian Inlet
Boynton Beach Inlet
Palm Beach
Fort Lauderdale (Where The Boys Are)
Miami

Miami Beach
Art Deco Architecture

Ocean Drive
SOBE

Lincoln Road

Collins ashington Avenue
Ocean Drive
Key Largo
Coral Reef
Ocean Drive
Key Largo
Coral Reef 
Marathon
Key West
Caverns — Late Night “Caving” by Candle Light
Mariana
Pensacola Beach
Tallahassee
Wakulla Springs
Apalachicola Bay Forest
Fernandina Beach
Yulee
Amelia Island
Black Hammock Island
Mill Cove
JACKSONVILLE
Atlantic Beach
Neptune Beach
Vilano Beach
ST. AUGUSTINE
Crescent Beach
Mantanzas River
FLAGLER BEACH (west to Palatka)
PALATKA  SPUDS HASTINGS CRESCENT BEACH

“Get In Get Out”
Randall Bramblett
No More Mr. Lucky
1976 —  
((( song )))

Archer (Bo Diddley)
Newberry
Waldo
Hawthorne
Williston
Wacahoota
Devil’s Millhopper
Devil’s Den
Payne’s Prairie
Warren’s Cave
Micanopy (The Madness)
Lochloosa (JJ Grey & Mofro)
Cross Creek (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings) US 301
Orange Lake
Silver Springs SR 40
Ocala National Forest
US 301 — Tampa, Zephyrhills, Palmetto, Dade City, Jacksonville
US 441
Rainbow River
“Curse Of The Witches Well”

Mayport Jazz Festival
Dizzy Gillespie, Maynard Ferguson (UT Brothers, Electric Guitar & Bass) Heidi Smith, Kevin Turley and the Journey Brothers (Jacksonville), Police Encounter (Directions) back to Gainesville.

The Police @ Disney World (First show, soon after moving to Gainesville. Orlando, on the way home to Rockledge).
Dire Straits (Jacksonville) Vinnie Goes To Jail
Bruce Springsteen (Lakeland) w/Bruce Chovnick
The Rolling Stones (Orlando)
b/Mike Szymanski, Joe Burbank.

After Art Show Jam @ Kevin’s
Bat Cave Watercolorist (Abstract, Sam Francis) wife and two toddlers. Hamburgers on the grill leaves and dirt (no grass) shade of the oaks wood floor, stand up piano. Lionell playing the fine line between chuch and the backwoods bar (joint). Between virtue and sin. Mom bathing the children in Kevin’s (zephyr-style) white, cast iron tub. Vintage, like everything about Kevin’s house. He moved in to live, not decorate. Only the record collection leaned up against his stereo, and the piano Lionell was pounding and stomp dancing around. (A young Johnny Hines, although Lionell had a paying gig. That’s how Kevin and I met him. Playing happy hour at bar (Orleans?) that was just down the street from Kevin’s house just outside of downtown.
MIRACLE ON ICE — DIFFEENT HOUSE (50s TERRAZZO) Kevin had heard, and threatened to announce to the house who won, but of course he wouldn’t do such a thing.
BORG N McENROE “FIRE AND ICE” HBO — WIMBLEDON (1980)

“Ball of Confusion”
Temptations

Straight Up
1971
((( apocalyptic )))

dave hogerty

Cape Canaveral
April 12, 1981  The launch of NASA’s first space shuttle, Columbia (STS-1), was the United States’ first manned space flight, after a 7-year, post-Apollo hiatus. It was the beginning of the 30-year program, in which NASA took advantage of its first reusable vehicle that allowed for an accelerated advances in science, medicine, and technical research.

NYC

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1982 — NEW YORK @ TIME MAGAZINE
Music / Downtown / Uptown / Village Voice

Bernard Fowler / Paradise Garage / Beat Street
How Far The Stone Has Rolled.

NYC
w/ Jay Gayoso and Tom Cuneff, Time Magazine (Pictures) Arnold Drapkin, Iran-Iraq first day, Hold the Concord for film on its way to Paris from Israel. Meet the editor (Grunwald) w/Michelle Stephenson, Montreal Over-40 All-Stars (Pete Rose/Yaz), w/Ken Regan (Camera 5), Prime Rib and Brussel Sprouts with Howard Cosell, Yankee Stadium, Reggie Jackson #44, Right Field Stand Up, Sunday (Late) Afternoon Stroll through Harlem. NYU Paradise (over the wall).
Last day, Skating with Ann Stovel at The Roxy, Step, Don’t Shuffle, help from a gay guy working the floor. First time I crossed over. (Working Girl), Left (lost) portfolio in the cab, after shooting the Working Girl. EDDIE ADAMS, MATHEW NAYTHONS, DAVID HUME KINNERLY.   

Steve Khan (Seventh Ave. South)
Jean Luc Ponty and King Crimson (first Gainesville visit)
Loose Joints on The Pier
ET / Liquid Sky / Das Boot
Miss Saigon / Bumping into Helen Gurly Brown
Montreal Over-40 Allstars
Ken Regan (Camera 5)
Howard Cosell
Prime Rib, Brussel Sprouts
Barnard Dormitory, Paula, Nebraska Girls, Pakistani Tribal Leader’s son,

Iran-Iraq War (with Arnold Drapkin) 
Riverside Park Basketball
Subway Ride To Harlem
Down to Grand Central
Over to Penn Station
Uptown 
Yankee Stadium
Reggie Jackson #44 
Angel In The Outfield
Bronx Stroll
Sunday In The Park
Spanish Harlem (Paradise)
3-Card Monte and picking cherries w/Jay Gayoso (Sharon)
John Moran
Richard Rabinowitz / Jill Enfield
Jay / Jane Conway
$4-Mangos

1982 — No Nukes (Central Park)
David Letterman
David Sanborn
Night Music
Lincoln Center

Hiram Bullock
Jaco Pastorius
New York City
Downtown

 

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“Ichetucknee”
Weeds of Eden  
((( song )))

Ichetucknee River/Springs (FSU Women/UF Men Meeting Spot)

“Further On Up The Road”
Elliot Randall  
((( song )))

dave.

San Francisco
w/ Jay Gayoso and Mike Szymanski
Edward Teller: Defensive Nuclear Weapons. What the Hell is that? Couldn’t answer, saying it would reveal National Secrets. (STAR WARS) The judges are offended reading Szymanski’s physical description of the nuclear scientist, saying his hair looked like a “mushroom cloud,” with “radioactive fallout eyebrows” to match. We of The Alligator, from Gainesville, Florida, thought it was funny.

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FLORIDA ROAD TRIPS
Payne’s Prarie
Ritualistic Dance, Ghoulish silhouettes around a Halloween bonfire. 
Micanopy (Madness, Gainesville Green)
Cross Creek (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Steve Z’s five acres))
Florida Natural History Museum
Warren Cavern
Lochloosa
Ocala National Forest
Silver Springs
Orlando (Police at Disney World)
St. Augustine
Crescent Beach (Interlachen Spud Hastings Palatka St Johns Flagler Beach)
Cedar Key (Rosewood)
Ichetucknee (Fort White/High Springs)
Mayport Jazz Festival
Suwannee River Bluegrass Festival
Daytona Beach (Spring Break)
Cape Canaveral (Inaugural Space Shuttle/Columbia/MTV)
Sebastian Inlet (Surf/Robert Sanchez)

West Palm Beach
Fort Lauderdale
Miami (Mariel/Riots)
Key West (Jeff Cardenas)
New Orleans (Jay Gayoso)
Washington D.C. (Tom Kennedy/Sandy Felsenthal)
Kansas …

SR A1A
Miami
Miami Beach
Fort Lauderdale
US 41Tamiami Trail
Miami to Tampa
Tampa
St. Petersburg 

SR 30 — Perry, north to Mobile Alabama.
SR 40Yankeetown, US41, Rainbow Springs/River, Ocala,  Ocklawaha River, Silver Springs, Ocala National Forest, Ormond Beach
SR 50WEEKI WACHEE to SACRED GROUND

THE ROAD THROUGH FLORIDA SPACE & TIME
Spring Hill, Orlando, Titusville, Cape Canaveral, VAB
LAST STEPPING STONE TO THE MOON (Complex 39A/B) 
SR 60 — Vero Beach Orange Ave. Yeehaw Junction Clearwater Tampa
SR 70 — Longboat Key Myakka City Arcadia Okeechobee Fort Pierce Bradenton  US41
SR 80 — Mar a Lago Palm Beach Pahokee Lake Okeechobee Everglades Alligator Alley Tamiami Trail Fort Myers US41

LETTER TO THE INDEPENDENT FLORIDA ALLIGATOR EDITOR:
You’re a newspaper. Act Like It!

“Davy’s On The Road Again”
((( music )))

A Florida Journalist, Photographer, and Art Director with an eclectic client list of individuals and organizations with musical, visual, educational, and editorial interests.

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