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December 4th 1988
Published: October 1st 2017
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Geo: 25.8569, -81.3848

Cloudy, overcast. Low-70s.

We had an enjoyable breakfast, talking with Grandma, her granddaughter, and a couple from Manchester, England. The had a darling son, Matthew, who also proved to be mischevious. After breakfast, Paul and I entered the Everglades. We stopped at the main visitor center to check out the exhibits, etc. Our first trail was the Anhenga Trail and Gumbo loop. The Trail was mostly an elevated wooden walkway. We saw alligators, blue herons, (inc. one who was fishing: stabbed fish with beak, then tossed fish into the air for swallowing), anhinga birds drying their feathers a foot off trail, turtles, fish, etc. We walked out every trail overpass. The Mohagany Trail was a large hammock of mahogany trees. Many spiders had constructed webs along the elevated trail. They had brightly colored green bottles with orange specks. Very odd. We also trekked thru a mangrove forest which led out to Florida Bay.

Upon reaching Flamingo, we glanced thru the visitor center, ate a quick lunch of leftovers, bought a bit gasoline, then headed out of the park.

We had a very good Thai meal in Homestead, then went to a coffee shop for pie. Saw a movie. We returned to the park, and our campsite, and hoped the cottonmouths were all hibernating.


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