Before I first visited Florida I envisioned long empty highways with cabins along the sides of the roads whose porches held elderly people in rocking chairs. Also Disney World. I was not interested in visiting, but my favorite in-laws lived there and the kids wanted to go to Disney World so we went.
We’ve since been there at least half-a-dozen times and always have a great time.
I now love Florida. We’re going back in February, probably too early to see painted buntings this time though.