Monday, December 12, 2011

Everglades, Alligator, Beach, Happy Hour

IMG_2139Each day is a new learning experience and places to explore in Florida.  The drive to the Everglades National Park has as much to see as the actual park with alligators along the road and a gazillion different birds.  Mile after mile of grass and water.  The land is below sea more than it is above. 

Land of Ten Thousand Islands. 

IMG_2148The trip home included a stop at Tin City in Naples, Florida, for lunch.  Just a quirky, little tourist area for little shops, but it was fun to eat lunch outside at the Riverwalk Restaurant and watch the smaller boats travel up and down the river.  Just the pure joy of eating outside in 80 degree weather is pleasure enough in December.

Terry and Kathy are hamming it up with the local attractions outside the restaurant. –>

IMG_2144We got off of Highway 41 (Tamiami Trail) to take the road along the Gulf shoreline and through Fort Myers Beach to preview the beaches we will be visiting in the next few weeks.  Great white sand beaches with fishing, sand castle building (no waves to knock them down) or just people watching.

After arriving home, we walked over to the Tiki Bar for a cocktail and met another great couple, Bob and Sue from Wisconsin.  They have a Harley back home too and we traded some great stories.  Both are golfers and we have plans to play later this week.

Life is good.


  1. Ok, I am seriously jealous. I keep the on the places we are headed so that I know there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I don't think Texas will be quite as warn as your local but definitely warmer than here. Glad you are enjoying Florida!

  2. Sounds like you are having fun. Are you planning to stay in FL all winter or tour some of the other southern states?

  3. Besides Florida, we plan to visit a few southern states including Georgia, Tennessee, and maybe South Carolina.


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