The drive down took us almost twice as long as it should have as we got lost alligator hunting (and ended up doing a tour of almost the whole of the everglades!), stopped for lunch at a cute Italian style village sitting just off the interstate and had a margarita at Robbie's Marina.
|My first alligator!|
We managed to miss the airboat rides and Tarpon feeding by 15 minutes each which was frustrating, but we eventually arrived at our hotel around 10 that night!
|Getting ready - very focused!|
|Almost ready to go!|
That evening we checked out the sunset which we had heard was the most beautiful in the continental USA.
First: we went shopping. Of course. I had been told about some shoes called Kinos which are handmade leather, cost about $11 and last forever. You get whatever styles they have decided to make that day. I picked up some blue ones that have served me well in Central America!
We also checked out the Southernmost Point in the Continental USA - coming from NZ I was not super impressed (southern hemisphere and all!) but it seemed pretty exciting to everyone else. We were also closer to Cuba than we were to either Miami or Walmart! The latter was something Maja was thrilled with.
We caught another sunset
We hung out with our pyramid friends from the beach and they showed me how to pose like a true American. My sunglasses have little American flags on them which explains both the pose and why I'm wearing sunglasses at night.
The girls were pretty exhausted from the trip.