Ok, enough Florida trash talk. As my mom pointed out, I keep ragging on Florida, even if I’m trying to be funny about it. Anyhoo, we’re gonna switch gears. There are a lot of things about Florida/SoFla that are pretty awesome. In fact, I’m going to devote the rest of the week to telling you all the cool things I plan to do while I’m here.
Today’s theme: Awesome museums!!
I definitely want to go back to the Flagler Museum. I went several years ago when my sister and I were visiting our family, and we were all looking for something to do to entertain ourselves.
In a nutshell, Henry Flagler was one of the early tycoons in Florida. He founded Standard Oil and basically had a bunch of money. My history might be a little rusty, but as I understand it, he built the railroad in/to Florida, and then all the people moved here. Or something like that.
So he built this huge mansion (“Whitehall”) in Palm Beach, finishing in 1902, and it is now a museum. A super cool museum.
Yep. My history is a bit rusty. I guess I’ll have to go back and brush up!
Another interesting museum is Bonnet House and Gardens in Ft. Lauderdale. I’ve never been, but I want to go!
I like old houses, history, and gardens. Seems like a no-brainer to me!