Vacationing, Part 2

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New Year’s Day, we were some of the few people up and about early in the morning.  But, we were well rewarded. 

We took an airboat ride on a nearby nature preserve, much like the everglades, and saw some spectacular sights.

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As well as some not so friendly Florida natives.

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At the time, I thought this would probably be our only chance to see some gators, but a drive along the southern tip of I-75, also known as Alligator Alley, produced dozens of them.

They dotted the edges of the canal running along the road, and even a couple of crazy people were putzing along the canal in a rowboat.  Now that’s a boat trip I’d rather never experience.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Meg
    Jan 14, 2009 @ 12:28:41

    Yikes. Look at those gators. I’m all about having a healthy fear of respect for anything that can remove my limbs with it’s teeth.

    It looks so warm and lovely there. Long sigh….

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  2. caprik
    Jan 15, 2009 @ 06:37:38

    Definitely NOT pet material!

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  3. emily
    Jan 15, 2009 @ 20:45:58

    As many times as I’ve been to Florida, I’ve never seen a gator. After seeing your pictures, I’m glad. Yeesh, they’re scary.

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