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January 2014

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We all know Central Florida has some of the most stunning, picturesque sunsets around! And we've certainly been experiencing some kick-butt ones recently. Late last week just might've been one of the most beautiful we've ever seen. Lots of folks were Instagramming it, and we managed to capture some of their posts (with their permission, of course) to share. Enjoy....
http://instagram.com/p/jKttXFF_Oj/ http://instagram.com/p/jKwYiIANRp/ http://instagram.com/p/jKuzvXzK60/

[caption id="attachment_13615" align="alignleft" width="235"]Cape St George Lighthouse St. George Island Lighthouse[/caption] Just off the coast of Florida, St. George Island in Franklin County lies between the Gulf of Mexico and Apalachicola Bay. Just one mile wide at its widest point, it is 28 miles long and is roughly divided into three separate areas, each with their own special attractions. The Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park is at the eastern end and covers approximately nine miles. Then there is a public strip of bars, restaurants, beaches, homes and small businesses. At the western end of the island is a highly exclusive, gated community, sometimes known as St. George’s Plantation. It occupies some 1,200 acres and has its own airstrip, plus 24/7 security to exclude all but residents or rental occupiers from some of the most high-priced multi-million dollar beach homes that exist along the Gulf of Mexico. St. George Island Lighthouse Visitors who pick up cheap rental cars and drive over from Eastpoint on the mainland via the St. George Island Bridge are treated to a wonderful four-mile drive across the sea on Florida’s third longest bridge, skirting a small island on the way. On St. George Island the bridge ends close to St. George Island Lighthouse, the views from which are superb. There’s a small but fascinating museum attached to the lighthouse, which tells the story of how the 1852 lighthouse was destroyed and then rebuilt using original materials and plans. St. George Island State Park This fabulous park is in a perfect setting featuring miles of unspoiled sandy beaches and sparkling emerald waters. There is a wealth of activities available for those who love the outdoor life, including camping and hiking, and nature study in the pristine marshes. Water sports include canoeing and boating as well as swimming. Anglers can fish in Apalachicola Bay for flounder, pompano, redfish, sea trout, Spanish mackerel and whiting, as long as they have a valid saltwater fishing license. The beaches are perfect for sunbathing and shell collecting. [caption id="attachment_13616" align="aligncenter" width="610"]St George Island Par State Park[/caption]

Church Street in downtown Orlando has had many, many, many facelifts over the years, and seems

"I love the weather, the relaxed flip-flops and shorts lifestyle, and the friendly smiles. #native #iloveCFL