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Wednesday, 6 February 2013
Feb 4-6 Ft Lauderdale to Key Biscayne to the Everglades
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It's just 33 miles from Ft Lauderdale to Key Biscayne but we probably traveled 50 mileswith all the bad advice the GPS gave us.  There was new construction on the way to the Florida Turnpike and the GPS got all mixed up. We spent the afternoon with Greg and Susan on their boat  in the Yacht Club and watched the sunset. The next day Susan and Mavis went to Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens in Coral Gables which they reported to be beautiful, but Mavis forgot the camera so we don't have any photos. I worked most of the day while Greg took it easy. We had pizza brought in that night. Today we stopped at the Shark Valley National Park in the Everglades.  We took the traintour which lasted 2 hours and learned just about everything you ever wanted to know about alligators and the birds that live in the park. The tour guide talked the entire time and was very good.  There was lots of wild life. The big event for the past month has been the python roundup. There are an estimated 100,000 pythons in the Everglades but so far only 50 have been captured. There are cash prizes and 1,000 people registered for the contest.  Tonight we are at Collier Seminole State Park and attended a lecture on pythons. We even got to pet one. It was just a baby at 12 feet.

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Posted on 02/06/2013 4:32 PM by Bob Duthie
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