April 20, 2009

o is for...





oranges.

After eight years of driving by the Florida Natural Welcome Center in Haines City,we finally stopped to check it out. We were on the way home from visiting Mickey & Minnie, and decided Why not? In the store there was a little museum, a few candies, and some orange-y gifts- and of course, free juice! I was really glad we made time for this roadside treasure. It kind of reminded me of my first trip to Florida... 25 years ago... and stopping at the Florida Welcome Center for free juice! After poking around a bit, we were started back towards home. The parking lot was full of beautiful fruit trees, and before pulling out, Eric couldn't resist a few fresh picked oranges. I would love to tell you that it was then he saw the sign...

Being the rule-following type of girl I am, I did not eat one!

I wonder what the others picked for "O"... find out over at Unglazed for more of A to Z Monday!

10 comments:

sandy said...

That makes me thirsty:0)

Jen said...

.. and you took a picture of him in the Outrageous act! HA!

Margaret said...

Mmm..Now I want to eat an orange! Good for you, for following the rules ;)

K said...

Oranges are great.

Course I grew up in CA so I have to prefer the West Coast variety. :)

Grandma J said...

Gotta love Oranges. As A CA gal I have to go with the CA navals...but I think Florida has the juice market cornered.
I love visiting Florida!

Good O word!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I believe that photo can be used in a court of law!!!!
It would have been even better if he was wearing his deputy uniform.

reliv4life said...

oh gosh - I have never had an orange right off the tree... bit it would be amazing!!

M said...

OOOOooooh reminds me that I forgot that in my O post today....the house that my parents bought was a dead end street that ended at orange groves...and my sisters would pick oranges there....then it was sold for more track homes...bummer.

Looks like a fun place to stop- we didn't see the free juice when we were in Fl last year.

Ben said...

Free juice???
ROAD TRIP!!!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

This was a perfect O! Oh yes it was.