Was born in Daytona Beach, FL but my parents moved me to MA when i was two months old. There were times i looked back and said, what were you thinking? Then there's threads and stories like these and i'm thankful. I think that's where i get my crazy from though.
I used to live in Tampa. For quite a while, actually. Sometimes I actually do miss it. Yeah, there's some crazy sh!t that happens there, but there are seriously so many people there! I mean, it's pretty insane how sprawled out those cities are. Put too many people that close, in so much heat and moisture for 6 months out of the year, it's definitely a recipe for crazy sh!t to happen. Would I move back there? Ha! As they say: "it's not the heat, it's the stupidity!" Besides, I love the mountains too much.
There is definitely a beautiful side to FL, though. So much natural beauty! So many cool things! NASA! Disney parks, Dali museum, manatees, Ybor. It's sad that many people will never know of some of the cool things there are (outside of Disney and Miami) because some idiots do crazy things there. Anyway... Thinking of those great friends and family of mine that are having trouble getting water and prepping for Hurricane Irma right now. [Fingers crossed!]
I'm actually going on a carribian cruise next week, which leaves from Ft Lauderdale... so long as the port is still there... and my port of calls are not devastated.