Sometimes while snapping photos on vacation it isn't always the main subject that should be captured.........These are the kinds of clouds that bring me right back to my childhood.....it's time to see all the shapes we can find flying overhead.....
|Outside Buckingham Palace, London England|
For me a well planned vacation is ...first, having a destination and once you arrive everything mysteriously falls into place, usually. While vacationing in the United States I'll pick up a copy of the vacation area detailed in a series from Images of America ....and searching for the less traveled roads....of yesterday's greatness...... or any other book title with Uncommon Guide or Off the Beaten Path from any Barnes and Noble or other local book store....or the local library.
|Fort Lauderdale, Florida once a steamy mangrove swamp, now still hot and steamy this U.S. Fort constructed in 1838 to guard against the Seminole Indians was named for its commander, Major William Lauderdale (of course) and remained open until 1857. Then all became quiet and still steamy (of course) in such a sleepy shore front hamlet until Henry Flagler's railroad reached this area in 1911. The arrival of the steam engine, and travel to Fort Lauderdale opened up easy vacationing, and people capitalized on real estate opportunities...and have ever since!|
The most interesting story I found while walking these grounds was a little bronze sign telling of, "The Barefoot Mailman"
It begins in the early history of the southeastern coast of Florida with the legendary Barefoot Mailman! It begins way before roads, rails or tourists and superhighways came to be, as it was quite the challenge to get mail between Jupiter and Miami. The quickest and most safe and sure way was to walk the mail down the beach, of course. It started in 1870 when the Barefoot mailman walked along the very large and deserted beach and often swam or rowed across the many inlets. These mailmen really had boats waiting for them in different areas. This was a highly dedicated way in which the U.S. Post Office maintained its delivery on as best a schedule as any Barefoot mailman could!
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