Florida sommeren 1993

Orlando: Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, MGM Studio
Kennedy Space Center,  Miami  beach og Miami,
Everglades,   Native Village,  Key West

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Grete Emblemsvåg

29. juni 1993 reiste vi
over til Florida,
via London. Første natta
bodde vi på Waikiki
Resort Motel på Miami
Om morgenen hentet
vi leiebilen vår, en hvit.
8- seters Astro, og
kjørte nordover til Orlando.


I Orlando bodde vi på Best Western Plaza International.
(bildet til høyre).
Om ettermiddagen var vi på Wet´n Wild.

Wet 'n Wild Orlando was a water park located at Universal
Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida. The park was founded
in 1977 by SeaWorld creator George Millay and is considered
America's first water park.

The park was featured on Travel Channel's Extreme Waterparks
and was also the setting for the music video SeA Vida É by the
Pet Shop Boys.

Karl Martin og Geir studerer
kart over området og tider
for parader og annen underholdning.

Magic Kingdom

1. juli 1993 var vi på Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom Park, commonly known as Magic Kingdom,
is the first-built of the four theme parks at the Walt Disney World
Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando, Florida.
It opened on October 1, 1971. Designed and built by WED
Enterprises, its layout and attractions are similar to Disneyland

Karl Martin i Magic Kingdom

Park in  Anaheim, California, and is dedicated to fairy tales and
Disney characters. In 2013, the park hosted 18.58 million visitors,
making it the most visited theme park in the world for the fifth
consecutive year.


Lunsj på "The Crystal Palace"

Skummel bro

Det er kveld og lysene blir tent.

Middag med familien Sørby på en meksikansk
restaurant i Orlando (2.7.1993)

Epcot Center
Epcot Center ble besøkt lørdag 3. juli 1993

Epcot has two "lands": Future World and World Showcase.
Future World's attractions focus mainly on the future,
education and technology.


World Showcase features different countries from around
the world represented by pavilions with shops, shows,
restaurants and attractions relating to those countries.




Parade med Prince Ali
Vi er i Tyrol, Tyskland

Lunsj "hjemme" i Norge
Erling og Magnus er
en tur i Roma


Litt avslapning, det blir mye
gåing i sånne parker

Magnus og Erling i Kina

Karl Martin har også kommet til Kina

Magnus er i Japan.

MGM Studio søndag 4. juli 1993
Disney's Hollywood Studios (originally Disney-MGM Studios until
2008), is the third of four theme parks built at the Walt Disney
World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando, Florida on May 1,
1989. Spanning 135 acres (55 ha), it is dedicated to show business,
drawing inspiration from the heyday of Hollywood in the 1930s
and 1940s.

In 2013, the park hosted approximately 10.11 million guests, making
it the fifth-most visited amusement park in the United States, and
eighth-most visited in the world. The park is currently represented by
The Sorcerer's Hat, a stylized version of the magical hat from
It replaced the Earful Tower as the park's icon in 2001 and will
continue to serve that role until its removal in 2015.


Krigsskip i kamp

Magnus møter


Grete og Per-Åge filmer
Til høyre:
Katastrofe da en svær tankbil velter og tar fyr.
Regnet er en kombinasjon av kunstig og ekte.
Tilsammen veldig mye vann.


"Gate i New York"

Her er regnet helt ekte.
Det kan regne mye i Florida.

Det var til og med snø i juli.
Selv om temperaturen
var godt over 30 grader

Dagen ble avsluttet med
stort fyrverkeri.

Det var jo 4. juli og

Mandag 5. juli 1993 var vi i Sea World, og om
ettermiddagen en tur til Church Street Station.

Dessverre ingen bilder fra Sea World. Kamera likte
ikke kombinasjonen av regn og varme.

SeaWorld is a United States chain of marine mammal parks,
oceanariums, and animal theme parks owned by SeaWorld Entertainment. The parks feature orca, sea lion, and dolphin shows and zoological
displays featuring various other marine animals. There are operations in Orlando, Florida; San Diego, California; San Antonio, Texas; and
previously Aurora, Ohio. On March 5, 2007, SeaWorld Orlando
announced addition of the Aquatica water park to its adventure park family, which already includes SeaWorld and Discovery Cove.


Church Street Station, also called the Old Orlando Railroad Depot
is a historic U.S. depot in Orlando, Florida. It is located at Depot
Place and West Church Street. It is also a commercial entertainment development in downtown Orlando, Florida spanning both sides of
the tracks.

Kennedy Space Center

Tirsdag 6. juli 1993 kjørte vi tilbake til Miami Beach.
På veien var vi innom Kennedy Space senter



The John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is the United States launch
site originally built to launch the Saturn V, the largest and most
powerful operational launch vehicle in history, for the Apollo manned
Moon landing program proposed by President John F. Kennedy.
It was named in honor of Kennedy by his successor, President Lyndon
B. Johnson, shortly after Kennedy's death in 1963. Since the end of the
Apollo program in 1972, it has been used for every NASA human
space flight since December 1968.

Kennedy Space-Center

Magnus og Karl Martin

Magnus i bassenget
på Golden nugget,
Miami Beach


Miami Beach
Den første hele dagen på Miami Beach, onsdag 7. juli 1993,
tok vi det med ro på hotellet og stranda.
På bildet over er Erling i hagen på hotellet.

Geir ved bassenget på hotellet


Stranda var ikke så verst den heller.

The Miami Beach Architectural District (also known as Old Miami
Beach Historic District, and the more popular term, Miami Art Deco
District) is a U.S. historic district (designated as such on May 14, 1979) located in the South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach, Florida. The district is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Sixth Street to the
south, Alton Road to the west, the Collins Canal and Dade Boulevard to
the north. It contains 960 historic buildings.



Art Deco på Miami Beach

10. juli 1993 var vi på politimuseet i Miami.
11. juli 1993 var Karl Martin og Magnus på South Course
Golf Club of Miami,  mens Geir, Erling og Grete var en tur
downtown Miami.


Lunsj i Miami (Geir er fotograf)
Lørdag 10. 7 1993 gikk turen først til Everglades.
Alligatorene trives her.

Everglades National Park is the largest designated sub-tropical
wilderness reserve on the North American continent. Its juncture
at the interface of temperate and sub-tropical America, fresh and
brackish water, shallow bays and deeper coastal waters creates a
complex of habitats supporting a high diversity of flora and fauna.
It contains the largest mangrove ecosystem in the Western
Hemisphere, the largest continuous stand of sawgrass prairie and
the most significant breeding ground for wading birds in North



Om ettermiddagen den 10. juli var vi i Native Village

Native Village is one of the oldest, all-natural and native
attractions in Florida. Our 2private zoo and wildlife
sanctuary is dedicated to "eco-tourism," a unique
experience for close encounters with native wildlife.

Personalized educational tours of Florida's natural
habitats are available for large and small groups,
individuals or private parties at Native Village.


Native Village



Magnus med en alligator
Erling har også fått
seg en alligator.

Slanger ble også vist fram.

Key West - turen
Helt til venstre:
Karl Martin,
Magnus og Erling

til ventre: Erling
og leiebilden

Key West
Hotellet vi bodde på.
Søndag 11. juli 1993 satte vi oss i bilen og kjørte til Key West.
Vi overnattet der 1 natt.

Key West is an island in the Straits of Florida on the North American continent, at the southernmost tip of the Florida Keys. The island is
about 90 miles (140 km) from Cuba.

Key West is politically within the limits of the city of Key West,
Monroe County, Florida, United States. The city also occupies
portions of nearby islands.

The island is about 4 miles (6.4 km) long and 1 mile (1.6 km) wide,
with a total land mass of 4.2 square miles. Duval Street, its famous
main street, is a mere 1.1 miles in length in its 14-block crossing
from the Gulf of Mexico to the Florida Straits/Atlantic Ocean.
In the late 1950s, many of the large salt ponds on the eastern side
were filled in, nearly doubling the original land mass of the island.
The island is 3,370 acres (13.6 km2) in area.


The Southernmost point buoy is an anchored concrete
buoy in Key West, Florida marking one of the extreme
points of the United States. The large painted buoy is a
tourist attraction established in 1983 by the city at the
 corner of South Street and Whitehead Street.


Karl Martin i Key West

På båttur for å snorkle



“See you at Sunset!” This iconic phrase has embodied the spirit
and history of Key West since the event took off in the late 1960s!
Beginning two hours before sunset, it’s a celebration and view
that has captured the love and astonishment of iconic figures
from Mark Twain in the 1800s to Tennessee Williams in the
 late 20th century!


Solnedgang i Key West.

The Key West Sunset Celebration invites everyone to partake in
watching the glowing pink and red sun sink into the Gulf of Mexico
horizon. The nightly festival hosts visitors from all over the world
who come to take part in the magicians, jugglers, clowns, psychics,
local musicians, artists, and food vendors that combine for an
incredible cultural experience. It is a fusion of friends and talents
that has captivated tourists and locals alike. This nightly party has everything any local or guest could ever hope to stumble upon.
The beauty, sheer history, and pure passion of this event have been immortalized in renowned art, stories, poetry, and photography!
https://www.mallorysquare.com/sunset-celebration/  (12.9.2019)

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