Archive for the ‘Florida’ Category

16: Florida

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

The most well-known parts of Florida – Miami, the Everglades, the Florida Keys, Orlando, Disney World, the Kennedy Space Center – are in the southern, peninsular part of the state. In this trip, however, I stuck to the northern portion of the state: the ‘Florida panhandle‘. Entering the state from Alabama, I stayed one night in Pensacola, then moved on to Georgia.

Pensacola Beach (on the Gulf of Mexico)

"Dome of a Home", Pensacola Beach

The whole state of Florida is remarkably flat. The highest (natural) point in the state is at an elevation of only 345 feet (105 meters). (Several high-rise buildings elsewhere in the state rise higher than this.) For fun, I decided to visit this point, en route to Georgia.

The highest point in Florida!

I think he meant to write "Posted". Welcome to Florida...