life in Florida
It was such a nice day yesterday ( in the 80s, sunny) that I drove to Myakka State Park to see if the summer flooding has cleared up. It certainly has. And the tourist season hasn’t really started yet so there were not too many people. I stopped at the parking lot where you can take a boat ride around the lake to see the alligators and thought this sign was funny:
I parked at the far end of the lot and took the trail that leads out to an observation deck. The walk is only a few hundred feet through some marshy area. This is what I was met with at the deck:
They were unfazed by me going on to the deck. There was a lot of harsh scratching noise from claws-on-metal-roof as they walked around above me. Creepy. When I got to the other side this is what I saw:
Also, note the presence of the alligators hanging out by the spillway. The view on the other side of the river looked like this:
I tried to look extra healthy. Probably not a good time to sit down to rest. Keep moving!
What a perfect visit for Halloween.