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Up at 7. Met the Warrens for breakfast at 7:30. Out of the hotel door around 8:40. We looked at the Everglades map last night and figured out our route. We would drive along Rt 9336 once we were in the National Park and stop at the different points mainly to watch/photograph birds.
The first stop we made was the Royal Palm which was very close to the park entrance ad consisted of the Anhinga Trail and the Gumbo Limbo Trail. The Anhinga Trail was fantastic! ...
... br> I suggested that we had some Chinese food for dinner. But there was not really any Chinese restaurant around here. We yelped and found one called "Shanghai & Tokyo" not too far from here. We drove there and found out it was a take-out place. It was already 9pm, so we decided to take the risk and ate there (they had 3 tables). The food was the usual food-court quality, but tasted OK. So that was dinner. When we got back, it was past ...
Wow - do they ever have a lot of alligators here! On Saturday we left Treasure Island and drove south and east traveling through Big Cypress National Preserve - a really huge swamp and home to all kinds of bird - herons, egrets, etc, alligators, and panthers. We saw 'signs' of the panther but never saw the animal. We spent Sunday in ...
... 21st, we had reservations on a glass bottom boat out of the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo. They asked that we arrive at least an hour prior to the departure time, and it was almost an hour's drive to get there, so we left the campground fairly early. We ended up having three hours to kill before the boat was to leave. When we checked in, they said that they were watching the radar ...
... thought, but wouldn't you know the world cup finals happened to be played at that time, so we watched the game (including overtime) - and never made it to Captiva.
It was now time to head across the state to the east coast. The route we chose again was US-41. It passes through Big Cypress National Preserve and the northern border of the Everglades. There were no KOA campgrounds nearby. We considered one ...
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