Yeah, FL is NOT the South. Heck the Southern population is eclipsed by all the latin immigrants and snowbirds. But oh well...I don't have to live there!
Gumbo is great. I prefer another similar dish which I've made many times. Crawfish Etoufee. Here's the recipe I use. Oh this stuff is the bomb, especially if you add just the right amount of ceyenne powder and a moderate shaking of Tony Chachere's
You also need a good source for the crawfish tails. I get mine here.