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United States : Florida

2.7 miles (4.3 km) S of Winston, Polk, FL, USA
Approx. altitude: 43 m (141 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 28°S 98°E

Accuracy: 28 m (91 ft)
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#2: North-East View #3: South-East View #4: West View #5: The Proof #6: The Hunter Team #7: Happy New Year in Magic Kingdom - Orlando

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  28°N 82°W (visit #14)  

#1: North View

(visited by Vincenzo Vecchio, Monica Amaya, Emanuele Vecchio, Gabriele Vecchio and Santa Spuches)

07-Jan-2011 -- Was January 7th 2011, and as I planned before, we took vacation in Orlando to receive a new year in Magic Kingdom with my family. I promised to my sons that their dreams will be came and was did It!!

That morning we arranged all our baggage in SUV Nissan Armada early to go to Miami International airport, my mother will take a late flight in the afternoon to Caracas Venezuela, and we had enough time to catch this CP.

At 10:26am we leave the Hotel and driving to South taking I-4 until exit 31 and drive on Sr-539 /Kathleen/Lakeland Ctr/HadenBlv and finally turn left to SR 570 –Toll W/ Tampa. Was about 11:05 am and stop our SUV very close to the CP, the day was sunny but the temperature very low for us, about 10°C, normally in our city Caracas the temperature is between 25-32°C, all year.

Suddenly arrive one car of the “Sheriff Service Officer” requesting if everything was fine, and why we stopped in that place, and explained about the global project of “The Degree Confluences” showing some print of the previous visit and our GPS!!! The officer make us feel confident to explore the point, and gave us protection, and arrived a second car.

After did our register with the several pictures to asset the visit, we came back to the SUV, and the officer said: I hope that in the future you will not build your house there! jajaja.

This CP not was reached exactly, but was inside the 100 mtrs. that the project request, our GPS showed that the distance between us and the PC N28W82 was at 23 mtrs.

After this we continued our travel by car until Miami International Airport, very happy with this new confluence, the first for my mom, and the first for my wife, sons and me in U.S.

The rest of my family left one day after to Caracas, Venezuela, and during the fly I was thinking to plan several confluences inside my country and others outside.


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#1: North View
#2: North-East View
#3: South-East View
#4: West View
#5: The Proof
#6: The Hunter Team
#7: Happy New Year in Magic Kingdom - Orlando
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