Driving around Florida was perhaps the happiest I've been. This was back in June when responsibilities were low and expectations were high - when the orange-clad Disney-donning streets always led us to Chick-fil-a or Moe's at the height of hunger.
We plodded down south in his red little car, the sun spewing its rays onto the chipped windscreen and me with my knees bent, resting against the dashboard, inches from my eye sockets. Rolling into New Orleans listening to a mind-bogglingly awful podcast about American diabetes, we took shelter in somebody's shed at the bottom… Continue reading New Orleans
As we rolled into Florida, Pink, tasteless, gut-wrenching, blossom-coloured buildings Adorn the sidewalks with big lettering And lopsided decor. Wide shopping strips full of Disney discounts Arouse passers by with promises of cheap thrills And bloated rollercoaster rides. Applebees, Taco Bell, Red Lobster and Krispy Kreme kiosks Make young mouths water and old wallets yawn… Continue reading Florida