In February, Old Florida’s Rick Kilby and I worked out the details of the ‘Seven Wonders of Old Florida’ March Madness competition. We began by taking nominations from our facebook friends, selected the Top 64, and then divided them into brackets – Flamingo, Palm, Seminole, and Sunshine.
We had no idea that it would become such a popular and anticipated daily event. Nor did we realize that many of the nominees would be a mystery even to fifth-generation Floridians. It turns out that Florida is too large and diverse for anyone to know everything about what’s down the road.
Here are the contestants from the Flamingo bracket. Just click the links to access their information and location. We hope this list will lead you to new discoveries as you map out your own Old Florida road trip.
• Gary’s Duck Inn (Orlando. closed now, was the inspiration for Red Lobster)
• Country Roads (nearly everywhere you look)