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Travel Blogs from Clewiston
We continued on the Tamiami Trail (named because it was the first road built between Tampa and Miami) which is an amazing road in that it cuts right through the dense swamps of the Everglades. The traffic is much lighter than on the Alligator Alley (route 75) which parallels this route to the north. All along one side of the Tamiami Trail is a deep trench ...
Istonko all! That means hello in Creek, a Seminole dialect.
I'm so excited! I've been listening to alot of Native American flute during my stay here, and it strikes me as deeply spiritual music. There's something about it that really just gently shakes your core, if you know what I mean. And while I've been listening to all of this Native American music, I've been thinking of Macbeth and the theme of fate in the play.
... br> Make my hands respect the things you have made and my ears sharp to hear your voice
Make me wise so that I may understand the things you have taught my people.
Help me to remain calm and strong in the face of all that comes towards me.
Let me learn the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock.
Help me seek pure thoughts and act with the intention of helping others.
Help me find compassion without empathy ...
Well, it's been a crazy past month and a half! I know the last time I said I’d check in with you all was about a month ago, but I just got so busy with school apps and funding for my trip that I never got the chance to blog. I’ve been staying at the Big Cypress Reservation Lodgings with my Seminole friend, Hesutu. In case you wanted to know what that means in her language, it translates as "yellow jacket's ...
Today we took the short ride to the Big Cypress Swamp Welcoming Center. It was cold today, following the cold front that just passed through. Cold follows Cold Front...front page news! Anyway, there wasn't much to see inside. I did buy a new cap which looks pretty cool, if I must say so myself.
But then we went out on the short boardwalk to check it out. Man were we in for a surprise! ...