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Today was the day we left Everglades City for Homestead. Strictly speaking, the last couple of days we mainly visited the Big Cypress swamp national park which was adjacent to the Everglades Swamp National Park but to the north. Ira said there really was not too much difference between the two. In the next day, we will visit the Everglades swamp.
We got up at 7, finished packing, and got on the road after 9am after having ...
... Mangrove islands. We could walk through various eco-systems via a raised boardwalk that permitted us to get up close and very personal with a large variety of wildlife: numerous species of birds and, of course, the ever present alligator. Speaking of alligator, we did dine at a local eatery that served alligator "bites" as an appetizer. It sort of tastes like chicken, but is chewier than chicken; it was quite delicious. One very elusive ...
Our journey continues south along the West Coast of Florida. Most of the way we travelled along US Highway 41. Jayne remembers her first visit to Florida to attend a cousin's wedding. She was about 10 years old then. Jayne and her parents drove from Illinois to Florida along the same highway. Interstates hadn't been built then.
In Madeira Beach we chose a KOA campground with a view of a canal. We spent two ...
... size, elegant ships catering to just 684 or 1,250 guests
ˇ Finest cuisine at sea, served in a variety of distinctive open-seating restaurants, at no additional charge
ˇ Gourmet culinary program created by world-renowned Master Chef Jacques Pépin
ˇ Port-intensive itineraries featuring more overnight visits and extended evening port stays
ˇ Country club-casual ambiance; tuxedos and gowns are never required
ˇ Bon ...
... not bother us.
We did drive over a high mountain pass down here. The photo marking the pass is included here, but you can see that it was all the way up to 3 feet above sea level. We almost needed supplemental oxygen at that high altitude. Glad we are now down to a more comfortable 2 feet above sea level here at the campground.
A few rain showers did not dampen our spirits today, and we even enjoyed seeing a ...