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The code is buried in our DNA: When the sweltering heat starts to subside, feelings of friskiness make our feet itch and our minds wander. Adventure is what we seek to throw off the numbing chill caused by too much exposure to canned, air-conditioned air. Refuse to be a captive of indoor life and step out to explore the real world. What you’ll find is that Old Florida continues to disappear at an alarming rate. Seize the day and strike out on your own to discover the treasures that are being buried by development and overpopulation. Read on to share our own personal facedowns with the classic character that we’re going to miss when it’s gone.

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