Florida July 11, 2017
11 Things People In Florida Are Insanely Passionate About
There’s no place like home, especially if you’re from the Sunshine State. Florida is like no other state, and living in Florida makes you passionate about some very particular things. What are you more passionate about as a result of living in the Sunshine State?
When you're surrounded by coastline on almost every side, you can't help but become a beach expert.
2. Key Lime Pie
Considering that it was invented here and that it's our official state pie, we're pretty picky about our Key lime pie. Some folks favor a tower of meringue on top, while some like it plain or with a little whipped cream, but we can all agree that it should never be an unnatural bright green. That's a red flag.
3. Flip-Flops and Sandals
We probably own two sweaters and one dusty pair of gloves, but we have flip-flops in every color of the rainbow and sandals for every occasion.
If you want to live somewhere with a seafood restaurant on every corner, with some especially beautiful locations right on the water, Florida is the place for you. We can't get enough delicious, fresh seafood.
5. Bug Repellent
In cold states, moms are always nagging kids to put on a coat, but down here we run after them with a bottle of either bug repellant or sunscreen.
It might seem strange to be passionate about a grocery store, but once you visit this locally founded chain, you'll understand. Not only is everything clean and fresh, their bakery and deli sections actually make sweets and subs you want to eat again and again.
7. Orange Juice
Don't even try to give us OJ from a can. There's no reason you should ever be adding water to your orange juice. When time permits, fresh-squeezed is preferred. And if you're coming down with a cold, it's the perfect remedy.
Floridians tend to be sun worshipers, so we can't help but gather round to catch this spectacle whenever we can. Watching the sun slowly sink into the water is always a good way to end the day.
9. Cuban Sandwiches
We're not 100% sure where these delicious sandwiches were first created, but Florida was definitely part of its early culinary history. If you want to try some of the best examples of this tasty sandwich, head for Tampa, Miami, and the Keys.
10. Swimming Holes
Living in Florida means you're always on the lookout for fun ways to cool down in the summertime. Pools are fun, but swimming and tubing in Florida's gorgeous natural springs is even better.
11. Road Trips
Florida is one of the best states for road trips, maybe because it can seem like two or three different states. We even have our own chain of islands you can drive to. How cool is that?
How many of these are you passionate about? Are there any other things you think people in Florida are super picky about?