Rod and Gun Club
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Everglades Isle Motorcoach Retreat is a lovely park, right on the Barron River. We were introduced to this beautiful park by Bill & Diane Battenfield's daughter, Lisa, who is friends with the owner. The park entrance is graced by the a huge, well appointed clubhouse, unlike any we've seen at any other ...
... some small allegators; and some fish jumping out of the water from time to time. It was an easy ride and it was quite tranquil. Good to do it once. Perhaps it would be better to do it in January, and on the other river.
We came back to the cottage around 6. Most of the restaurants in this “city” were closed by 6. But we found one a bit further out in town called the Oyster House which had stone crab claws among ...
... at a few spots where a bunch of people (birders and casual photo shooters) stopped to see the pelicans, etc. It was around 2pm, the light was harsh and it was quite hot. I tried to take a few photos, but definitely did not catch anything special. Apparently the birds did not like the hot weather much, because Ira and Fran saw MANY birds a couple of weeks ago at the same spots, when the weather was a lot cooler.
Going to Sanibel Island was a detour ...
... good look around downtown Miami. Visited the Wynwood art district with really nice graffiti-style works and went for an NBA game to watch the Miami Heat play the New York Knicks. Coming from a German/European perspective, one thing that always strikes me is the American patriotism that accompanies large sporting events: before the tip-off everybody rises and listens to the national anthem. I do not really understand ...
... for stability, and to help withstand hurricane-force winds, cypress knees project upward from the roots.
While much of this drive is through a cypress swamp, to the east is a sawgrass prairie with a cypress strand. It is here that we braved the "Gator Trail". Sawgrass is the dominant prairie species, but ironically it is not grass, it is sedge.
Not only do we enjoy the drive and the fabulous scenery, we do score many wildlife sightings – ...