Monday, March 23, 2015

A to Z Theme Reveal!

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Isabelle, our French cousin, as we entered the Sunshine State
Yee Ha! The day has arrived when we, those of us who are revealing our theme for the A to Z Blogging Challenge, announce to the world what our subject will be every day (Sundays excepted) in April.  Last year my theme was “What I Love About France” and going with the travel theme, I decided to write about another place close to my heart (though you might not think it as exotic as France until after you read the upcoming posts), one I don’t think a lot of people “dream” about as a destination for adventure. But you might find—if you read my blog this April—that this destination has more to offer than you ever dreamed of. I will post things I love about this place, and things I can do without, but all will be informative and FUN to read. Come on, trust me.
Canaveral National Seashore
Without further ado, I introduce to you the northern environs of the “Sunshine” state, Florida. North Florida is a completely different animal from the regions below Orlando. I won’t write about Disney or manmade water/amusement parks. I will write about history, wildlife, mysteries, funny and sad stories, motorcycles, fresh water springs, old plantation ruins, race cars, ancient trees, beaches and restaurants. Hopefully, by the end of April, you will come away with a perspective of North Florida that will have you planning your next vacation itinerary…
Parade in St. Augustine on St. George Street

Swimming in Madison Blue Springs



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36 comments:

  1. Hi Lisa - I loved your French A-Z .. that was such a treat to read the various entries. This sounds a good idea too - history, education and fun combined .. looking forward to it .. cheers Hilary

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  2. Fun. My MIL lives in Florida and I don't know that much about it . . . yet. I am doing a similar theme (which I reveled today too.) Glad to be part of your team.

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  3. Here we go! I'll be checking in to read your posts, Lisa. Have fun!

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  4. That sounds a very interesting topic Lisa. Looking forward to it. Me it's culinary as usual. Food, food and food.

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  5. Sounds like a fascinating theme. I've been to Florida once, but it was Orlando (yes, we went to Disney ;)) so nothing to do with what you're going to be blogging about. See you in April.
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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  6. Sounds good -- I can do North Florida with you. Somehow I inherited all the funeral stuff from my grandparents (sympathy cards, flower cards, guest book), so I'll be looking at "Who came to the funeral?"

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  7. Northern Florida - that will be refreshing! Like the theme.

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  8. History, mysteries, old ruins, and ancient trees? Now that sounds like a Florida I'd be interested in visiting. Great theme . . . looking forward to it.

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  9. That sounds great. I enjoy reading about places, their histories and mysteries! Welcome to the next blogging challenge!
    Play off the Page

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  10. Someday I will go there, until then... I will enjoy your theme.

    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

    There's no earthly way of knowing.
    Which direction we are going!
    HOLLYWOOD NUTS!

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  11. Sounds like a fun theme! And if by racecars you mean Daytona, my son would be there in a heartbeat. He lives and breathes NASCAR. Looking forward to April!

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  12. Great topic! Have fun with it. :)

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  13. What a great idea, to share the unknown Florida. I like discovering places away from the usual tourist areas.

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  14. I live in Florida, but I haven't been to North Florida other than to go to a couple theme parks, so this will be a fun theme for me. :)

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  15. I'm going to learn about so many places I want to visit. I can't wait.

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  16. Hi. I meant to leave a comment here earlier, not sure if it went through. I love reading about the histories and mysteries of a place. Good luck on the Challenge!
    Play off the Page

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  17. Florida! One of the parts of the USA I have not visited yet. Sounds like it will be a fun theme :)

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary - Epics from A to Z
    MopDog - The crazy thing about Hungarians...

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  18. This sounds wonderful! I remember your France theme and loved the posts, I have no doubt I will love what reading what you share about Florida too.

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  19. I've heard great things about the top of Florida!
    Looking forward to learning more!

    Heather

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  20. Florida sounds great just about now. I want to visit your France posts too.

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  21. Never been to Florida; I'm almost on the opposite side of the coast :) Sounds like a great theme though! Have fun with it!

    betty

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  22. Your theme last year struck a chord with me, as I live in France. This year? Suffice to say that my son lives in Florida (Deltona) and we visit whenever we can afford the trans-atlantic flights. I'm hooked already.

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  23. Great Idea! I love it. I may have found an idea for my theme next year. ;)
    Life & Faith in Caneyhead
    I am Ensign B ~ One of Tremp's Troops with the
    A to Z Challenge

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  24. It sounds wonderful. I'm looking forward to it. :-)

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

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  25. Sounds like fun! We lived in Palatka for a construction job when my now-grown kids were quite small, so your April posts will be a trip back for me.

    My April AtoZ at http://BooksYALove.com

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  26. Fla is a beautiful state. I've enjoyed visiting there several times, so I think a native's view of her state will be very interesting. Hope you found my review for 7th Man. Really enjoyed reading your book. Congrats on creating a page turner.

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  27. Hi Lisa!
    I can remember reading some of your French A to Z posts last year... really informative with beautiful photos!
    This sounds like another fun and educational theme!
    See you around on the A to Z circuit!

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  28. Hi, Lisa,
    Here from the A-Z this time. Every place has its romance! Sounds like a fun theme. Look forward to your posts.

    Best wishes for a great A-Z,
    Nilanjana.
    Madly-in-Verse

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  29. Hi, Lisa,
    We'll all know a lot more about Florida by the time we get to the end of the month!

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  30. I didn't know there was a North Florida -- should make for an intriguing series of posts.

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  31. So much looking forward to reading about this less known part of the state. Got to visit in the summer and fell in love with the area and its people too. Found them friendly and kind. The North Coast won my French heart. Funny to read that you wrote about France last year. I will post French idiomatic expressions and their American equivalent for this year challenge.

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  32. So much looking forward to reading about this less known part of the state. Got to visit in the summer and fell in love with the area and its people too. Found them friendly and kind. The North Coast won my French heart. Funny to read that you wrote about France last year. I will post French idiomatic expressions and their American equivalent for this year challenge.

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  33. Looking forward to reading your posts about the North Coast, which I also find truly gorgeous and so unlike what I had in mind before visiting this summer.

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  34. Really looking forward to your A to Z posts as we're currently traveling around Florida! Some of the best experiences we've had so far were on the Emerald Coast.

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  35. what a wonderful subject for the A to Z Challenge - we live in central Florida, which again is so different from the Northern region, so that will be an interesting read. I know I will be back, blessings!

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  36. Thank you for hosting the AtoZ. It's my 4th challenge! Thanks

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