Found Film: The Smith Family Goes to Florida

For the past few weeks, we’ve been looking at a batch of Kodacolor-X film from the 1960s, generally featuring a family’s special occasions, but for some reason never developed.  This week we accompany them as they go to Florida (and we think they may be from Colorado).  How do we know they went to Florida?  For one, that’s what was penciled on one of the rolls.  And also, there’s a clue in one of the photos below – can you identify it?

Found Film:  Kodacolor-X Trip to Florida

Found Film:  Kodacolor-X Trip to Florida

Found Film:  Kodacolor-X Trip to Florida

I’m not sure what we’re looking at here.  This is the order the pictures appeared on the rolls.
Found Film:  Kodacolor-X Trip to Florida

 

And here’s our clue.  Can you tell what it is?  The next few photos are all from the same place.

Found Film:  Kodacolor-X Trip to Florida

 

This seems to be a signpost in the park, pointing in all different directions.  I’m not sure what makes it photo-worthy, but we can’t make out all the details.

Found Film:  Kodacolor-X Trip to Florida

Found Film:  Kodacolor-X Trip to Florida

Found Film:  Kodacolor-X Trip to Florida

Next we have pictures of an elderly couple, followed by more pictures of the park.

Found Film:  Kodacolor-X Trip to Florida

Found Film:  Kodacolor-X Trip to Florida

At first I thought these were vultures – but no, they’re parrots! And clearly there’s something of interest in the two pictures after that, but I can’t tell what it is.
Found Film:  Kodacolor-X Trip to Florida

Found Film:  Kodacolor-X Trip to Florida

Found Film:  Kodacolor-X Trip to Florida

And finally, what looks like the beach. But I’m not completely sure! I wish we could have seen them as developed by the correct (C-22) process.

Found Film:  Kodacolor-X Trip to Florida

Found Film: Kodacolor-X Visit to Grandpa's

So did you figure out where they went? It was Miami – “Parrot Jungle” – since 2003, known as “Jungle Island”. You can find examples like the one below all over the internet.

Tammy Parrot Jungle

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