Monday, June 21, 2010

Florida on my mind

At the end of this week, I'm Florida bound! I can't wait to see my family! Whenever I know I'm about to head to the 904, I always get really anxious and can't stop thinking about laying on the beach, shopping at St. Johns Town Center, and see my family. Here are a few pictures that show why I love Florida so much. Y'all know I love all of Florida, but Northeast Florida is like coming home!
Route 95, Jacksonville sign, Jacksonville, Florida
St. Augustine, Florida
Jacksonville Beach

Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier
Jacksonville Beach
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field/"The Swamp", Home of the best team in the South, the Florida Gators, Gainesville, Florida
Smiling Gator, St. Augustine, Florida
UF Marching Band at The Swamp, Gainesville, Florida

Whenever I hear the song "Carolina" by Eric Church, it reminds me of driving across I-10 headed East to Jacksonville. I know the song is about Church's home state of North Carolina, which is a beautiful place, but for some reason I always think of Florida...

Sometimes I grow weary,
From goin' all the time.
I love to take a minute,
Let you ease my mind.

I'd love to see my mama
Maybe go for a drive
But I gotta play the star in some little town again tonight

Don't get me wrong
I love what I do
It's just another song about missing you

Like a phone call from my baby
Sayin honey I miss ya like crazy
Just like the sound of a silent song

Oh [Florida]
Keep callin me home,
Callin' me home...

I'm looking forward to sharing pictures and stories with y'all. Follow me on Twitter for more frequent updates while I'm away! If anyone lives in the Jacksonville/Gainesville area I would love to meet any of y'all!

Happy Monday!
Later y'all!
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  1. Yay!!!! Be safe this weekend and have a blast!! I can't wait to see your pictures and read your stories! :)

  2. have fun! I live and love the Carolinas!

  3. I love trips to Jacksonville and St. Augustine! Have fun on your trip!!!

  4. I live near Tampa, FL & I love *every* minute of it. Florida girls are hard to find on Blogger, glad I found your blog!

  5. You are a girl after my own heart! I only lived in FL for a year, but it is apart of my heart now!

    I lived in Gainesville, and just went back to visit. St. AUg is my favorite place in the world! We spent an entire day there.. but I wish I could have spent a week there. Strolling through the old shops, and eating ice cream cones!

    I'm posting pictures of my time there tomorrow! :)

  6. Welcome back to the Sunshine State! I grew up in Titusville on the east coast and went to FSU in Tally (I know you're a gator fan, oops) and now I'm heading across the country to California and I already miss Florida so much. I've been enjoying every last minute! Hope you have a wonderful time with your family!