Our first trip to Florida together. Our first stop was the Florida Welcome Center off of I-10 across the Alabama border.

 

 

Florida Welcome Center - Robert & Jan at Welcome Sign

Florida Welcome Center – Robert & Jan at Welcome Sign

Of course we had to take a selfie – we were happy to be in Florida.

 

Florida Welcome Center - Sunburst Sidewalk

Florida Welcome Center – Sunburst Sidewalk

Here is the sign and sunburst sidewalk without us in the way. The welcome center had lots of palm trees with more on the way. Check out the upper right corner where you might see a bunch of palm trees lying in the parking lot ready for planting. One of the interesting things in Florida was the lack of palm trees except where they use them for decoration.

 

Florida Welcome Center - Blue Angels Plane

Florida Welcome Center – Blue Angels Plane

This welcome center was near Pensacola which is the home base for the Blue Angels. Naturally they would have one (an older F-9 Cougar) on display.

 

Florida Welcome Center - Entrance to Welcome Center Building

Florida Welcome Center – Entrance to Welcome Center Building

The Welcome Center had lots of stuff including restrooms, vending machines, brochures for every region, and more.

 

Florida Welcome Center - The Spirit of Aviation

Florida Welcome Center – The Spirit of Aviation

Since this is a big aviation region, they have a tribute to Naval aviation. Also notice the space suit in the background.

 

It was great to visit the welcome center as we got into Florida. My wife stocked up on reading material of places we might go.

For more info here is there website:

http://www.visitflorida.com/en-us/listings/006/a0t40000007qw7MAAQ.html

Florida Welcome Center I-10

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