Monday, February 21, 2011

Day 26 and 27 of our trip to FL and SE

On the Road Again on Sunday Feb. 20 to Angina Trail to see more of nature. First stopped at the Visitors Center. Yes, someone handed in our camera bag. We accidentally left it at the Evening Program last night. Thank you, God! When Ellie came to the RV, Phil was talking to the photographer who gave the presentation last night, He showed us the photos he has on display now. He told us about taking the tour of the Nike Base near Anhinga Trail. We were in a group of 36 taking the tour. The tour guide emphasized how close we were to a nuclear war in Oct. 1962 when the Soviets put weapons in Cuba.

They had on display some of the letters between Kennedy and Khrushchev. Interesting history within the Everglades National Park.

We were again in awe of the alligators, birds and turtles as we went along the boardwalk of Angina Trail.

Vultures right along the sidewalk of Trail.

Wood Stork are not seen as often as herons and anhingas.


Anhinga with wing spread to dry it's wings.

Baby Anhingas, calling for food.

Bromeliads are evident through southern Florida. This one was huge.

We stopped at Paurotis Pond hoping to see Roseate Spoonbills. They were 1/2 mile across the pond. Or we thought they might be some of the many birds nesting. We were looking into the sun so difficult to know for sure.

A photo I took of Roseate Spoonbills.

On the Road Again Monday Feb. 21. We were looking forward to a cup of coffee and the generator stopped. We were out of propane. So we journeyed into Homestead, FL. On the way we stopped at Paurotis Pond. With a lot of patience we could see some spoonbills. We also saw other graceful birds flying and soaring thru the air. We'll have to ask the bird experts what kind we saw. We are learning to recognize some Florida birds, but not all, by far!

If you can enlarge this photo, you can see the tinge of pink on their wings.

We passed vegetable farms.....tomatoes, sweet corn, summer squash, green beans, melons and sunflowers.

Summer squash

Sweet corn



Got our propane, got supplies and groceries, had lunch at Farmers Market Restaurant. Food was great.

Stopped at a veg/fruit stand for fresh produce and were enticed to get milkshakes. Placed our order and paid, but they were so busy,had to wait 30 minutes to be served. They were worth it. Phil got pineapple. Ellie got cherry, pineapple and passion fruit.

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Location:Flamingo, Everglades National Park

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