Scott’s Florida Timeline

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  • 29 Jul 2019

    Performers Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival

    There are 15 bands at this bluegrass festival and sixty to seventy performers. The performers gather in a small tent of their own, practicing, visiting, re-newing old friendships and making new ones, talking shop, telling jokes, calming nerves, rehearsing what they will do when they get on stage. Musicians, like any occupation, share many of […]

  • 12 Dec 2014

    Pompano Beach/Florida Working class beach

    Fort Lauderdale is to Pompano Beach as Cadillac is to Ford. Fort Lauderdale has location, money, reputation, retirees. The boulevards are a little bigger, the canals a little deeper, the yachts a little bigger, the bling a little brighter, the stories much much more full of deception. Pompano Beach seems more comfortable, more downscale, more livable. […]

  • 12 Dec 2014

    Chocolate Mousse/Mob Bar night snacks

    According to Ruth, we are in a Mob Bar. Everyone in the place is well dressed and it is questionable whether I should be let inside with Levis, a nice dress shirt, hiking shoes and uncombed hair. South Florida is a place with comfortable weather this time of year and an inclination towards leisure and […]

  • 10 Dec 2014

    Florida/Fountain of Youth Coral Springs- The Walk

    Florida is close to being underwater. It is incredibly flat, incredibly wet, incredibly dense with vegetation, increasingly populated by people coming to paradise to restart lives, escape boredom, find wealth and prosperity, or just escape the cold. In the summer the humidity here nears a hundred, the temperature nears a 100, and citrus orchards are the […]

  • 10 Dec 2014

    Back in the U.S.A./La Quinta Hotel La Quinta Hotel room, Coral Springs

      In a La Quinta hotel room in Coral Springs, Florida I am distracted with television, something I haven’t been distracted by in over a month on the road. On TV is a show called “The Basement Tapes,” about long lost recordings by Bob Dylan and friends shortly after Woodstock. A music legend, Bob Dylan […]

  • 02 Nov 2014

    South Beach/ Beach On the beach at South Beach

    South Beach is like beaches in the Caribbean. The sand is white and grainy and blue beach umbrellas blow in the wind like the tops of stir sticks in one’s Pina Colada. Some brave souls wade in the water even though it is cold this time of year. Bodies are spread under the sun trying […]

  • 02 Nov 2014

    South Beach /Tan Lines Where the land stops and the water begins

    There is much concern in this country about skin damage. There is, on this beach, a lot of skin that will be damaged and this is a perfect poster for a Dermatology convention in Miami Beach. Two big bodies are prone on the sand, turning their backs to the world and telling it to go […]

  • 01 Nov 2014

    South Beach/Halloween Fairy Wings

    For all I know, people who live, visit and work in South Beach look this way all the time. It is the middle of the afternoon on a Saturday and skies are threatening rain. One side of Ocean Drive is dedicated to tourists and locals who want to walk, ride bikes, stroll hand in hand […]

  • 01 Nov 2014

    South Beach/ Art Deco South Beach Art Deco

    Catching a taxi to the beach is the quickest way to get there from the Hotel Element. For thirty bucks each way, I get a local taxi drivers music, pictures of his familia swinging from the rear view mirror, a few questions in Spanish to see if i speak his language, a driving style that […]

  • 31 Oct 2014

    Halloween Breakfast/ Hotel Element Miami Hotel Element

    The Hotel Element is close to the Miami International airport. Their standard room has a refrigerator, a color flat screen TV, acceptable wi-fi, hot and cold running water, a door that locks, a clean bathroom, clean sheets, and, especially important in Florida, air conditioning. I don’t see ghosts and goblins running the halls but Halloween […]

  • 31 Oct 2014

    Delayed Enroute to Miami/ Plane Trouble Inauspicious beginnings

    Even the best plans of men go awry and the best planned trips get caught in rough currents. Boarding my plane in Albuquerque, all things are possible. I am scheduled to fly from Albuquerque to Dallas, Dallas to Miami, Miami to Montevideo, Uruguay.There is no doubt this trip will happen, in proper order, until the […]

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