Southeast Florida SAAC

#Just another day in paradise.

Southeast Florida SAAC

#Just have Fun.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Mystery Cruise #2 Revealed: The Deering Estate

If you've been following our mystery cruise clues, whether on Instagram or on the forum, you probably wouldn't have guessed that we'd end up where we ended up last Saturday, given that South Florida is a pretty big place with lots of history... and that's okay! It wasn't our goal to give the destination away so easily...

The Deering Estate at Cutler is indeed one of South Florida's dearest historical wonders. The former winter home of philanthropist, Charles Deering, the Deering Estate has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1986. Today it chronicles some of the very earliest chapters in the human history of South Florida. The archaeological records housed in the Deering Estate, specifically in the Cutler Fossil Site, tell a story of pre-historic human habitation in South Florida dating as far back as 10,000 years; prior to the discovery of the fossilized remains of South Florida's first and most ancient residents, scientists were only able to trace human habitation in South Florida back 4,000 years, making the Cutler Fossil Site one of the most archaeologically significant sites in the Eastern United States. Most of these sensitive artifacts, excavated in 1986, are now part of archive collections at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida and the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville. 

To those of you who were able to join us and seize the beautiful day, thanks for cruising with us, touring with us and learning with us. It was a truly fun and enlightening day for all.


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Re-Cap: Marlins vs Nationals - Saturday July 13, 2013

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Last Saturday was our club's first ever tailgate party! And it was so much fun that it had us wondering why hadn't done something like this before. If you were unable to attend, we're sorry that you had to miss out. But we hope to see you at our next event!

We had lots of vehicles show up to the tailgate party, which was held at the service area of Gus Machado Ford. From there we caravanned to the game. Much to our surprise, a conveniently located open lot awaited the arrival of our Ford-powered team.

From there it was a short, brisk walk to the ballpark.

Upon entering the stadium we were greeted by live performers dressed in colorful, folkloric Colombian costumes. Evidently, it was Colombian night. Suffice it to say there were lots of photo opportunities and infectiously festive live music that would make wallflowers dance. Our infamously uncooperative SoFlo weather actually cooperated with us, as we went into the ball park without rain and left without rain. While inside of the stadium, however, it stormed profusely. No matter. Beneath the protective dome of the new stadium (pictured below), we witnessed the Marlins game undisturbed.

And what a game! After falling behind for most of the game, our Marlins somehow managed to score a home-run at the bottom of the 9th and pulled an unexpected comeback victory, bases loaded, in the 10th tie-breaking inning against the Nationals.

Thank you to South Florida Ford for making this event possible and to our sister-club, the Muscle-Stangs of Miami, for joining us and letting the good times roll as always.

All the best!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Fourth, everyone! 

SE FL SAAC wishes you and your families a fun, safe day! Enjoy.

Warmest regards,

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Cars and Kilts

We got our kilts twisted at the Cars and Kilts car show at The Twisted Kilt Pub. While none of us got out our tartan kilts for the event, our cars were polished up and show ready. Mustangs and Shelby's, even Dodges and a Chevy Corvette were out in full force. After the show, we all sat together at one table to enjoy some pub food and brew. All in all, it was a great show and an awesome tribute to our friend and brother, Juan, who we're sure was watching us from up above and smiling.