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1.19.2010- Everglades Alligator Farm (and airboat ride!)…

January 25th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

After two relatively slow days, it was time to see or do something exciting. Checking out all the brochures, I decided that the Everglades Alligator Farm offered a lot of promise. Arrived just in time to see a snake show… very talented and funny instructor gave an intriguing talk and demonstration about the snakes of Florida.

Then the completion of another “bucket list” item… a ride on an airboat. Lasted about a half hour, first part slow while the guide explained the flora and fauna. Then we sped up to about 35mph, scared some wild life, scared some riders by doing 360 degree turns, and generally got a little wet, specially those in front (not me).

Paul, our guide…

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A real ‘gator…                                                   and a fake one!

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Insert video of ride here>

Back at the park…

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Add video of large snake>

Up the street was a major prison… check out the razor-wire.

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On the way home I came across a place recommended by fellow RVers- Robert Is Here, a fruit and veggie stand that also sells wonderful slurpees (they call them fresh fruit milkshakes), located out in the boondocks

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Of course, the slurpee was not enough so I had to stop at the local restaurant in the food distribution center. A great hamburger with fries.

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Got back to Scooter and saw a man washing his RV, something that very few RV parks allow. Thjis was my chance to wash Toad (really dirty) and the lower half of Scooter (some road grime). Doing the Honda I discovered a fairly serious dent over the right rear wheel well- someone had swiped me, more than likely pulling in or out of a parking spot. Fortunately just missed the door panes and the trim seems OK. Ah, well something else to fix when I get home.

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End to a long day, tired, dinner and to bed early!

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