Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Pahokee, Florida

When Mom & Dad first got married they moved to Coral Gables, Florida. Dad started looking for stores to buy, and one place he looked was in Pahokee.

I always wondered what it looked like west of here, so took a ride to check it out.
You drive through farm country. It is so flat you can see for miles.

In Pahokee they mount their alligators on the walls.

Pahokee is on the shores of beautiful Lake Okeechobee.
There is a new marina, built after the old one was destroyed in the hurricane. You can even rent boats here.

Here's a look at some of the unusual vegetables you can buy. There's watermelon, green prickly pear cactus, and I think plantains. Anyone know what some of the other things are?
Is that sugar cane?

Its always fun to go exploring - especially to places where we may have been brought up.

After Mom and Dad were in Florida for 4 months, Grandma & Grandpa came to visit, and convinced them to move back up north, and to go into business with them. Dad said the hardest thing working with Grandpa was having to get up at 6 AM to play golf before work.


Rafael said...
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Katie said...

That's cute about Grandpa playing golf. I miss G&G.

Sarah said...

Oh you finally got to take that drive. It looks cool! I wish I could have gone.

JudyBop said...

hmmm.. I never knew that about Pahokee. I wonder what it would have been like to grow up in Florida. I think we would be completely different people. I like all those veggie photos.

Katie said...

Oh I think the brown potato-looking things are yucca.