For many people, South Florida is an escape.
Tourists and retirees come down to get away from the cold and soak up the sun. But before the skyscrapers and condos that now make up much of US 1, there was an array of small motels that lined that highway.
After one stay, these colorful temporary homes charmed their visitors to come back for more the next year, and the year after that, and after that, and so on. Some tourists became regulars, others stayed forever.