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Blog Cabin 2014 Location: Clue Three

So, some of you have gotten so close it’s scary. So close that your map pin would be right on top of Blog Cabin 2014. But I like to stay one step ahead, so that’s all I’m saying. Now, for clue number three:

Blog Cabin 2014 Location: Clue Three

Other than, perhaps, making you salivate or wish you were spending the afternoon outdoors, what could this third hint mean? Try digging below the surface. Maybe the fruit’s hue is significant? Or maybe you need to dig into the history books to crack this one? Or maybe we’re heading to the El Dorado State this time around? Only time will tell…

Keep sharing your guesses, and check back Thursday for the location reveal of Blog Cabin 2014!

Missed the first two hints? Play the guessing game with us!

 

  • Posted at 2:39 pm on November 11, 2013
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  1. Seems that the Gold Coast (El Dorado) is a region of Florida. Actually, it's one of a number of coastal nicknames, such as the Space Coast (referring to how I'm feeling — until the Blog Cabin location reveal,) Treasure Coast, Emerald Coast, Nature Coast, Forgotten Coast (which possibly can no longer be found?) the Sun Coast and the First Coast.

    Does the First Coast refer to the area around St. Augustine, FL where the first orange groves were planted by the Spanish? Yep, you guessed it! This was the area first colonized by Europeans in the US, much less the state of Florida.

    Kayla, however, will have the Last word as to which coastal southeastern state the Blog Cabin will call home.

    DBCoop on November 20, 2013 at 2:15 pm
    • El Dorado (Spanish for "the gilded one") is the name of a Muisca tribal chief who covered himself with gold dust and, as an initiation rite, dived into the Guatavita Lake. Later, it became the name of a legendary "Lost City of Gold", that fascinated explorers since the days of the Spanish Conquistadors and was supposedly located on Lake Parime in the highlands of Guyana.

      DB…….I agree. The location could be the Gold Coast of Florida. Or, maybe the Florida Keys because the Gold Coast is a highly populated region, and we are looking for the Blog Cabin location. So chances are that the home will be in a more remote area than the Gold Coast……..like the Florida Keys.

      Summer on November 20, 2013 at 2:29 pm
  2. Well, for my latest hunch, here it goes: Lake Harris FL… ElDorado, Lake County

    Macusina on November 20, 2013 at 2:30 pm
    • That makes sense, Mari! I think you found it! I'm going to start looking for pictures of that area.

      TwoCorgis on November 20, 2013 at 2:38 pm
    • Look at this old picture y'all> http://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/147443

      Macusina on November 20, 2013 at 2:39 pm
    • Now I'm thinking of White Christmas when Bing and company left Florida on a train to Vermont and "Snow,..snow…snow…snow…SNOW!!!!" LOL!

      TwoCorgis on November 20, 2013 at 3:31 pm
    • LOL

      Macusina on November 20, 2013 at 7:06 pm
    • Cool picture Mari! I am for certain that this lake is the location for the next Blog Cabin!! It is quite a large lake too and many old homes have been renovated here. There are still quite a few that need renovating and are selling at a decent price too!! B)

      jchristie24 on November 20, 2013 at 5:50 pm
    • We'll soon find out :)

      Macusina on November 20, 2013 at 7:09 pm
  3. PS: a quick comment to note that Orange is the state color of Florida and on the State Seal, along with the sun breaking on the horizon and the golden rays of sunlight extending into the morning sky.

    Or, will we be singing 'Carolina in the Morning' by this time tomorrow.

    Either way, see y'all lakeside!

    DBCoop on November 20, 2013 at 2:45 pm
  4. Madisonville Louisiana USA

    cliff mcadams on November 20, 2013 at 3:10 pm
  5. Just a wild guess…well not so wild considering that I tried to factor in the clues and speculation from other bloggers….I'm going to take a stab at 8038 Gibson Terrace, Leesburg, FL. It is on the north side of Lake Harris in the plat identified as "Eldorado". There are orange groves a short distance to the north. The house looks older and the lot not nearly as well kept as the adjacent lots. There is a dock that looks better than the clue photo, but the aerial photo may be very dated. I certainly wouldn't bet any money on my guess, though!

    RLD on November 20, 2013 at 3:26 pm
    • There is/was a for sale sign in front of it when Google did their street photos there.

      RLD on November 20, 2013 at 8:27 pm
  6. It has to be Florida, that is where I am dying to move to!!!

    Silvia on November 20, 2013 at 4:20 pm
    • I don't think I could move there, it's so hot, but love to vacation there!

      vagrammie3 on November 20, 2013 at 10:38 pm
  7. Lake Kissimee Florida

    Silvia on November 20, 2013 at 4:21 pm
  8. It seems like BC 2014 will be on a lake, from the photo. Real estate prices on the coast, islands, bays, keys, and sounds are much more expensive, plus now the storm/flood insurance premiums are going way up, so an inland lake makes sense. Florida has a lot of lakes in the central area of the state, and of course there are oranges everywhere and counties and towns and roads are named after the orange. Lots of history, for sure. So I am thinking central Florida in the Eldorado area, on a lake.

    vagrammie3 on November 20, 2013 at 4:58 pm
    • The Lake Harris area is a perfect place for a Blog Cabin!!

      jchristie24 on November 20, 2013 at 5:53 pm
    • I think so!

      vagrammie3 on November 20, 2013 at 10:37 pm
  9. Check out Lake Harris, El Dorado, Florida. Some orange orchards scattered around the lake as well as a few old looking docks with similar water vegetation growing around them. The docks come out of densely over grown parcels of land. I am unable to verify the types of trees from the overhead views but pretty close to some of the clues. This is FUN.

    Rose on November 20, 2013 at 8:09 pm
  10. Tampa Bay, FL…..Kapok Tree is local and the Florida oranges and water…..

    Ellen on November 20, 2013 at 8:14 pm

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