Gators

While in Florida last week we were trying to find things to keep us occupied.  We drove down to the Visitors Center and picked up brochures for all the Tourist type stuff.  One that stood out was for the Alligator Alley

The cost was $10 per person plus $2.50 for a souvenir cup filled with gator snacks. Snacks for the gators not us.   When we first walked in, we got to see some smaller alligators and got lucky to hold one of them.  When then continued to walk to where the big alligators were. We were probably within feet of the Alligators.  Of course, there was a fence between us and the alligators.   

Bad part about the entire tour is that we missed the feeding frenzy.  We were told to sit in a certain area to find that they fed the gators at another location. 

The park is nice for those that have never been close to an alligator, but it could use some improvement.  Especially with all the land they own.  They could have built a few special areas to get a better look at the larger gators.  They could also alternate feeding from the areas to be able to feed the gators more frequently.

 

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Got Crabs

Back in the 80’s when we went to Perdido Key, Florida for weeks at a time we had to do things to keep us entertained and busy. So we purchased a Crab Trap and would set it out on the bay side every night and load it with chicken necks.  We would catch plenty and bring them back to the condo for dinner. 

Well, I had a chance to re-live some of my childhood while in Flordida last week. Sounds corny, I know. We filled the traps like we did when I was young and checked it every day.  Below are some photos of the crabs we caught.

Summer Vacation

I know I am late at posting this, but I usually try to post about vacation after I return.  I went to Perdido Key,Florida the week of July 12th with Stacy and 3 little guests.  It was a long needed vacation.    We stayed at my parents places that has been out of commision since Katrina.  It looks really nice and I look forward to taking another long break.

It was a great week.  We had lots of sun even though the weather forecast showed that we were going to have thunderstorms everyday.  The one negative was that the ocean was ful lof jelly fish for all but 2 days.

Some of the things we did were fish, catch crabs, go to an Alligator Farm, and go to adventure Island to ride some Go-Karts.