Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Florida In Washington


Here's something I bet you didn't know about Washington, DC. What's the only state with an embassy there? Why, Florida, of course. Seems that many years ago, the wife of Lawton Chiles had the idea to open up an embassy for the many Florida visitors to DC, and she called it Florida House. Try as she might to spread the idea, none of the other 49 loser states picked up on the idea, though. It's really just a restored row house right across the street from the Capitol Building, and all Florida residents are welcome to come by, hang out, get a glass of orange juice and talk about how much hotter it is in Florida than in Washington. Well, actually they do a lot more than that, but I don't want to get into boring details. They also have a nice-sized collection of original paintings by The Florida Highwaymen, but that's a story for another day. Oh, and here's a little tip. They don't check IDs at the door. So you can just pretend you're from Florida and get the same treatment. Don't tell them I told you that, though.

1 comment:

uncreative said...

I know I couldn't pass as a floridiot .... I mean floridian, lack of ID or not! the only florida-speak I know is: GO GATORS!