This one time in Florida, we left Aunty Laurie and Great Grammie with Adele, and Papa, my parents and I headed out to take an airboat ride in the Everglades.
Because of the good reviews, we chose Corey Billie’s Airboat Rides and it did not disappoint. It was prompt, organized and fun.
I had never done anything like this before and had no idea what to expect in the Everglades.
Spoiler Alert, we didnt see any gators on the ride, but we did see one camping out on the banks near the boat launch area. I doubt the meat being tossed over the fence had anything to do with that. heh heh.
Look how big that girl is!
Time for some ‘gator huntin’!*
I have to admit, the Everglades were beautiful. The boat sped through the water quickly at times. I actually giggled out loud because it was so fun.
And it also slowed down to let us take in the wildlife.
Our drive was filled with information about the birds, plants and history of the Everglades, but he also had a fun sense of humor and kept us entertained with his jokes.
It was a blast. Glad I got to check this off my “I-Didn’t-Know-I-Wanted-To-Do-This-But-Glad-I-Did” bucket list.
Mom, apprently you missed the Blue-Stripes memo.
And as with all things ‘tourist’, for the right price, you could hold a real baby gator! Meet Gertie!
I gave Gertie a nice pat, but had no interest in getting that up close and personal with her. No offense, Gertie.
What a great morning in the Florida Everglades. Thanks, Mom and Dad!
And because no post is complete without a mug shot of Adele, here’s one from the week!
*Note: No gators were actually hunted (or even seen for that matter) on this adventure.