Sunday, June 22, 2008

Crocagators,The Skunk Ape , Black Bears & The Florida Panthers

What do these creatures have in common? I have yet to see one in the wild.
We decided to check out of the campgrounds a little early today as poor Sahara is still not feeling up to snuff & now Tyler has a sore throat. She only woke up once last night after taking two NyQuil, I would be dead until morning. But she woke up coughing 4 hours later.
The mosquitoes were atrocious all weekend. I don't know how the group that pulled in late last night are going to handle camping in tents there. The Australian guys had enough and left early this morning after their showers as they too had enough (one night) of camping in a tent there.
So we headed east towards the Everglades & then north up the western edge of Big Cypress National Preserve hoping to see a Crocagator, a Florida Panther, a Black Bear, or The Skunk far no luck for me...although Tyler swears he saw an Alligator in the canal running alongside the roadway a while back.

The drive is at least quiet & scenic if not for Sahara coughing up a lung. I personally prefer the roads less traveled there is so much more to see this way. Pretty sure I have seen 10 lifetimes of Mac Donald's, Wendy's, Burger King and the bazillion other fast food & gas station signs in my lifetime.
Sure don't want to contemplate what it would have been like to travel these routes before automobiles with air conditioning.
Thank you GOD for those who invented the comforts we would not want to be without these days!

Stopping in Felda for gas at $4.01 a gallon and doggie potty breaks.

Just north of Palmdale (south of Sebring) and we hit the usual afternoon thunderstorms. The dogs & Sahara are sound least until we hear a bolt of thunder. :-)

Blessings 2 U Friends

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