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Through Time & Space
Ella Fitzgerald
Hello, Love 
1959
((( just say “go” )))

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Naked Launch
November 19, 1997

Florida was an exciting stop on photographer Spencer Tunick’s Naked States Tour.

Titusville, Florida
US1 & SR50
1/2 mile north on Riverside Drive
SEE IT HERE 4

 

 

— Bill Anders / NASA

Fly Me to The Moon
b/ Frank Sinatra

BALL OF CONFUSION (VIDEO)

 

State Road 50 runs across the center of Florida. From Weeki Wachee, just northeast of Tampa, east through Orlando, crossing the St Johns River, and on to US1, on the coast in Titusville. Looking across the Intracoastal Waterway at NASA’s Complex #39, a collection of gantries, launch pads, and the monstrous Vertical Assembly Building (VAB) marking the most Sacred Ground.

The large, sandy cape that has always defined Florida’s East Coast. The spot from where human beings first left the Earth, on their way to THE MOON.

THE BEGINNING OF THE END.

HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN. HELLBOUND TRAIN.

 

START HERE:

Welcome to The Jungle
Weeki Wachee’s Underwater Fantasy

GODS & MONSTERS
“Your Future” b/ Bernard Fowler

b/ Skot Olsen #OlsenSkot

Mermaids On The Moon

The earliest Spanish explorers were fascinated by the clarity of the gently running rivers in Florida’s pine forest and jungle interior. No more than on Weeki Wachee River, where the Spaniards encountered the majestic and docile manatee, that the sailors thought to be mermaids guiding their way, to the river’s source. Two massive springs, hidden deep in the thick cypress and lush, tropical canopy.  

For centuries, Floridians have used their abundance of such natural wonders, as fantastically beautiful swimming holes, beyond anything Huck Finn could have imagined.

From the Beginning

 

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Dad’s Roadside Attraction

After the Oldest City (1565), St. Augustine, with its Fountain of Youth and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum, and long before the Wonderful World of Disney, Weeki Wachee was Florida’s first and most popular Roadside Attraction. An all-natural, fresh water spring, a fantastically beautiful swimming hole for mom and the kids, and an underwater strip club for dad.

SPRING HILL — Sinclair Dinosaur, inland Florida swimming hole
Venetian Pool / Coral Gables

PINE FOREST — Trees, Turpentine, Lumber, Plywood, Paper, and  Burning Pulp. Phosphorous, Cattle, and Citrus.

ORLANDO CROSSROADS — After the 1985 Freeze, Housing Developments (rooftops) replace Groves (orange trees).

CHRISTMAS IN FLORIDA — Jungleland, Gators, Panthers, Black Bears, Rattlesnakes, Palm Thatched Huts, Cypress Canoes, Seminole Life.

ST JOHNS RIVER CROSSING — Airboats, Boiled P-Nuts, Colt .45s, Cattle, Deer, Herons, Eagles, Snakes, Gators, Spiders, Mosquitos, and Bass.

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Patrick Air Force Base, Picnic Tables, 2nd Light, Touch and Gos, Pineda Causeway shortcut, U2 takeoff, F-16s across the Turnpike, Hawk chasing Eagle, Followed (Targeted) by A-10s. After Pink Floyd, torrential rain at the Tangerine Bowl.

Daytona Beach (1957)
Thunderbirds Intro 
Ormond Beach
Daytona 500

Back To The Cape
1978 — This is not that Road.
The Cape
Port Canaveral
Kennedy Space Center
Patrick Air Force Base
Cocoa Beach/ Surfing
Merritt Island/ Wildlife Refuge
Dragon Point
Indian River Citrus
Titusville
Playalinda Beach
Apollo Beach
Canaveral National Sea Shore

 

 

SR50 is signed east–west. Within various counties throughout the state, the highway is signed with various names such as Cortez Boulevard in Hernando County and Colonial Drive in Orange County. The former section includes the concurrency with US 98 between Brooksville and near Ridge Manor. US 98-SR 50 is the only interchange with Interstate 75 in Hernando County.
Several portions of SR 50 east of SR 436 follow the original Cheney Highway, which was named for John Moses Cheney and was the first road to the coast from Orlando. Full travel from Orlando to Titusville on the Old Cheney Highway, however, is not possible due to the demolition of a bridge over the Econlockhatchee River.[2] At the eastern terminus of SR 50, NASA‘s Vehicle Assembly Building is visible.
State Road 408, also known as the East-West Expressway or Toll Road 408, from its western starting point near Ocoee to its eastern terminus near the University of Central Florida near Bithlo, runs almost directly parallel to SR 50, with most exits on the 408 being within a mile to 2 miles away from SR 50. The East-West Expressway was originally designed to, and still does, relieve traffic congestion on SR 50 during rush hour.
State Road 40
HWY40 (Ormond Beach / Ocala / Port Inglis)
YANKEETOWN / CRACKERTOWN
Through Ocala over the Ocklawaha River and bridge and through the heart of the Ocala National Forest to Silver Springs,  State Road A1A in Ormond Beach. Yankeetown on the Gulf Coast.
Silver Springs
A western extension of SR 40 continues from US 41 in Dunnellon as HWY 40 to the Gulf of Mexico through Marion and Levy Counties north of the Withlacoochee River. County Road 40 is named Follow That Dream Parkway west of US 19/98 after the 1962 Elvis Presley movie that was filmed in Inglis, Yankeetown and the surrounding area. East of US 19-98, the road is known as Port Avenue in Levy County, and Cedar Street, then Pennsylvania Avenue in Dunnellon. Between Dunnellon and Rainbow Lakes Estates, SR 40 serves as a not-so-hidden route along US 41.
Rainbow Springs
“Curse Of The Witches Well”
Cottage on the Rainbow River
Dunellon
— Interior Florida. Clear, Cool, spring-fed river. 
A retreat from the family estate in Belleair.
On the west coast, north of Tampa, where Henry Plant terminated his Railroad, near Clearwater, north of St. Petersburg. THE BELLEVIEW-BILTMORE HOTEL
Henry Plant was Henry Flagler’s rival, fellow Railroad baron, and Florida Pioneer, who turned his tracks west, toward Tampa, while Flagler decided to continue south, down Florida’s East Coast, with a dreamer’s eye on Key West, the land developer’s, industrial age, FLORIDA MOON.
De Leon Springs
Orange, Florida
Blue Spring 
St. Johns River
Deland (HWY44)
Cassadaga 
— GEO MAGAZINE PICTURE STORY
Daytona Beach (The World’s Most Famous)
Daytona 500
NASCAR (Beach-A1A/Super Speedway
Port Orange
New Smyrna Beach (HWY44) Atlantic Ocean
Cassadaga
Deland
Orange, Florida
BLUE SPRING
ST. JOHNS RIVER
(HWY50) — THE ROAD THROUGH SPACE & TIME
State Road 40
HWY40 (Ormond Beach / Ocala / Port Inglis)
YANKEETOWN / CRACKERTOWN
State Road 50
HWY50 (Titusville / Orlando / Weeki Wachee)
THE ROAD THROUGH TIME
State Road 60
HWY60 (Vero Beach / Lake Wales / Clearwater)
YEEHAW JUNCTION
State Road 70
HWY70 (Fort Pierce / Okeechobee / Bradenton )
SR27 / LAKE PLACID /SEBRING 
State Road 80
HWY80 (West Palm Beach / Belle Glade / Ft Myers)
MAR A LAGO / SUGAR: HOW SWEET IS IT?

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The Road
Through Time & Space

Destination
Moon
 6 b/ Dinah Washington

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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