Florida Oddities?  What have you experienced?

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Old 02-02-2019, 02:29 PM
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manaboutown manaboutown is offline
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One of my most enjoyable Florida experiences occurred in the early 1970's. I drove through Haines City and the surrounding area late at night. I had all the windows in my car down and experienced for miles the incredible fragrance of the orange blossoms in the orchards through which the road passed. It was almost intoxicatingly delightful!

I really like the pleasant central Florida accent and manner of speech.
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Old 02-02-2019, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Rapscallion St Croix View Post
I find the lack of safety inspection requirements for automobiles odd.
I am all for safety inspections, but what I love about Florida is there is no need for emissions inspection. In Massachusetts they will fail your car, which is completely safe and runs like clockwork, because of some stupid emissions test that requires you to spend over a thousand dollars on a catalytic converter, which will fail again in a few years.
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:41 AM
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Being a native Southerner the biggest oddities in TV are people from up North but I tolerate it.
Old 02-05-2019, 02:49 PM
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No coat closets in the entry way. And then I thought .... what ever for???
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Old 02-05-2019, 04:59 PM
VApeople VApeople is offline
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Originally Posted by tophcfa View Post
I am all for safety inspections, but what I love about Florida is there is no need for emissions inspection.
I very much agree with that.

The 'check engine' light came on in our 13 year old car in 2016 and I never got it fixed. The car kept running great and is still doing fine three years later.
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