Florida is not only a real place but also an idea and imaginative imagery. Spanish adventurers named it the land of flowers. Nineteenth century seekers pursued exotic flora and fauna, sunshine and salubrious restoration. Twentieth century filmmakers popularized the locale. Even today, authors who set their stories in Florida play into perceptions that it is a place set apart from the rest of the country. It is a lush paradise of sink holes and alligator-ridden golf courses conceals a variety of dangers. Gather to examine how the idea of Florida was and is shaped. Field trip transportation is on your own.