Feb 11, 2012

Florida's Turnpike

I drove the three and a half hour stretch from Ft. Lauderdale to Orlando this week on Florida's Turnpike, after forgetting to turn off the toll road option on my GPS. Fifteen dollars and over 200 miles later, I delivered myself into a minor disaster. But that's a story for another day. 

For now, my question to you is, why is Florida so selfish? We have the New Jersey Turnpike, there's the New York State Thruway, the 405, the 805, and a million roads in between. This was the first time I encountered a road named possessively. I'm picturing Florida as a three year old child wrestling a toy away from a friend. "No! It's mine!"

Florida is flat. Florida is needy. I couldn't wait to get out of Florida—as evidenced by me changing my flight...twice.

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