Saturday, April 25, 2015

A to Z Blogging Challenge - The Villages

Down the road from Ocala can be found “The Villages.” Most folks think of the Villages as a place for “old” or retired people, and it is. But only in the "barest" sense of the definition.

Do they look bored to you?! Lacking a sense of humor? Didn't think so!
Love the "cars" and the parking here!

This place is bustling! One of the fastest growing areas in central Florida, it is packed with activities for all ages.  Don’t forget, “old” folks have families that come and visit! So, take your pick on what you’d like to discover…Time’s a wastin’!
Go cart go! Take those kids out for a spin! Livin' the dream...

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Friday, April 24, 2015

A to Z Blogging Challenge - Univerities of North Florida

Florida State University
For a state normally thought of as a tourist attraction and retirement destination, Florida has a great deal of higher education going on. Take for instance the fact that the state run university system boasts 12 fully accredited universities and almost half of those are in North Florida. Then there are the private universities, of which there are 4 (in NF) and those are just the universities. On top of that Florida has state-wide, 28 community and state colleges, 21 Trade and Tech institutions, 30 private universities and colleges, and 35 religiously-affiliated institutions. That equals a total of 126 higher learning institutions in the state. The vast majority of these have visually stunning campuses and are worth a visit, just to see the grounds if nothing else!
State Universities in North Florida:
University of Florida, Gainesville
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Florida State University, Tallahassee
University of North Florida, Jacksonville
Florida A & M University, Tallahassee
University of Central Florida, Orlando
Private Universities in North Florida:
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach
Jacksonville University, Jacksonville
Stetson University, Deland
Webster University, Ocala

Just a little trivia, my grandfather went to U of F and was on the football team. My father and mother went to FSU and met at a car rally there.  I once got to see Steve Martin LIVE at Stetson University!
Stetson University

Jacksonville State University

University of Florida

University of North Florida

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