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... business in finding alligators. And we really found them.
We started with a small fellow just sitting on a log. From there, we found several more at a pond. In fact, it seemed that every one we saw was bigger than the fellow before him.
It was odd to see the gators just swimming in the water next to the pedestrian path. We even came upon one just sitting under the trees next to the path. We left them all alone and ...
... It is a tiny museum with tiny admission fees. In 1715 a large fleet of Spanish ships carrying much wealth from the colonies was hit by what was likely a hurricane. 5000+ survivors washed up on this very shore at Wabasso Beach and went into survivor mode. They rebuilt Spanish society and hunted for pigs and fish. The Ais Indians helped the Spanish survive here until help arrived. The salvage operation itself was tough, at one point English pirates took some ...
... and were rewarded with fish, and at the end, we all got to hold Snappy, the baby gator. for a donation, of course. It didn't feel at all like I expected...it was warm and soft underneath. Make a good wallet, I guess.
After all this sightseeing, we took about 7-10 days where we stayed in camp, relaxed, and enjoyed the weather. Remember, this was late November. Coming from Seattle, we were used to cold, grey and wet. Florida is typically, warm, sunny, and...wet. We ...
... for those in the know) makes me feel a little nauseous. Oh, and almost forgot that we got to Cirque du Soleil while we were at Disney. Just fabulous. And from there it was off to the Kennedy Space Centre for some astronaut action. I learnt a lot - what I always thought was a shuttle is actually only part of the shuttle (the orbiter); the universe is much more enormous than I realised; there are some exceptionally smart people in the ...
... who decided to spend his retirement working and living there.
It was also a good base to explore the area. We popped into the "world famous" Robert is Here fruit stall that has all sorts of tropical fruits including the region's claim to fame, key limes. The mangoes, papayas and pineapples were the sweetest and biggest ever! We also visited their little farm yard where we spotted two turtles doing ...
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