Thursday, July 7, 2011

Rained out

So, friends, I got a chance to check out the Everglades this morning and due to the weather conditions, it was not what I expected.  A little bit of background for you on the Everglades.
  1. That area hasn't gotten a really good rain in about ten months
  2. Normally to get into the air boats, people would have to step up into them, but we had to do the opposite and step down into them.
  3. The water right now is several feet below the normal level
Today, like the last few days, it was raining.  So much so that we had to run out and get ponchos on our way to Miami since we were going to be outside today.  See?  We were a little prepared.  We were a good chunk of the way into our air boat tour when it started pouring and our driver made us turn back.  I didn't have a problem with this for a few reasons.
  1. The mosquitoes were a mess and I got bit up
  2. The rain was cold
  3. It was there any other reason needed?
A mama alligator and her babies.  I thought they looked fake since none of them moved the whole time.

We ended up in the restaurant and the rest of the family tried some alligator bites... um, not me!  Our tour bus driver told us that one of the security guys at this park owned 10 Nile crocodiles.  Yes, you read that right!  Insane right? 

From what I hear, we are heading back to Miami for dinner.  Since it's my turned to pay, I'm picking the place...I think it's only fair. 

Hard Rock Cafe, here we come!

Random fact:  This is the only Hard Rock Cafe in the world that doesn't have an electric guitar on the roof, thanks to Hurricane Lola in 2005.  (See?  Mom and Dad, I was listening to all of those tour guides!)

1 comment:

  1. Golly - sounds like this trip has been a bit different than expected. Sure hope you're still having fun anyways!