(via)For those of you who haven't been reading all that long, let me fill you in. I'm a Florida girl. I was born and raised in the sunshine state, never living farther than 45 minutes away from my small town of Ocala. I spent kindergarten, eighth grade, high school and college graduation here. I went to the University of Florida in 2007 (and had been a Gator fan since birth) and moved back home in 2011 after graduation. Two years later I'm still here and it's time to move on to bigger things. Florida has treated me well, don't get me wrong. I don't doubt that one day I'll return to this humid, sunny, laying-out-in-February-while-getting-eaten-alive-by-mosquitos climate because not only does my entire family live here, but I really do like it here! For now, though, when my only responsibilities are taking care of my pudgy beagle and myself, I'm ready for an adventure. In April I am packing up my clothes and my dog and heading across the country to California. Before I go, however, I need to cross some things off my FL bucket list (a couple of which I recently accomplished).
Visit Universal Studios to see The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
See a drag show at University Club in Gainesville
2. Go to South Florida (Miami/Ft. Lauderdale/Boca) to visit some of my best friends
3. Go ziplining
Eat a vegan pizza at Satchel's in Gainesville
5. Go to a Braves game
Get at least one more bubble tea from Cafe 11 in St. Augustine
Go to an Orlando Magic game
8. Visit the Waldo Flea/Farmers Market
9. Go to Amelia Island
See mermaids at Weeki Wachi
Do any of my Florida friends have suggestions to add to the bucket list? Or, if you've never been to the sunshine state, what would you most want to do while you were here? (And for the record, I've pretty much been to every park in Disney, as well as Seaworld and Busch Gardens, and as much as I'd love to revisit them all before I go, I need to save some mula.. also, I hear there's a whole new land of Disney on the other coast..)
Here's a lovely video from one of my newest music discoveries to kick off your weekend. Happy Friday!