The word "Florida" is Spanish for "Land of the Flowers". It is the one state I think everyone can locate on the map as it sticks prominently into the seas on our East coast. The Gulf of Mexico is on the West side, the Atlantic Ocean on the East side and the Straits of Florida to the South. Much of the State is at or near sea level and it has the lowest high point in the Union.
Here is a cheery version of the Florida Song with lots of photos complete with bathing beauties and alligators.