Swampy’s new friends from Visit Jacksonville are hoping you come on up and/or over to visit all the great sites in Jacksonville! We all have been any ending the annual Society of Government Meeting Planners annual convention at Harris Rosen’s Shingle Creek Resort in south Orange Cpunty.
Next stop for Swampy is the Florida Parent Educator Association starting tomorrow at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Osceola County.
This field was found in Ocala.
Cape Coral Gardens opened in 1964 and closed in 1970 and featured performances like this. Also included was a dancing waters show and, of course, the gardens.
While at the spectacular Rosen Shingle Creek, the always busy Harris Rosen stops for a photo with Swampy!
Here’s a great place to visit – The Martin Theatre in Panama City. Opened in 1936 as part of the Ritz chain that were all over Florida and the southeast. In the 1950s the Martin family took over until the venue shuttered in 1978. It lay fallow until 1987 when the Panama City Downtown Improvement Board bought the building and set it on the course to where it is today. Now the place is a spot for theater productions and to celebrate classic film. Click here to plan your visit to the Martin Theatre.
Here’s a photo from a 1957 Florida Vacation Guide that shows shoppers in a “smart shop”. The location isn’t mentioned. If you recognize where this is, or was, in our state please leave a comment below.