Wednesday, July 28, 2010

See Ya Later Alligator!

Part II of our Weekend in Miami…

On Sunday we thought it would be fun to do something a little touristy, so we ventured out to the middle of the Everglades to Gator Park.


We took an airboat ride and toured the Everglades.  We got to see all kinds of wildlife, including gators that were literally a foot away from me in the boat!  It was pretty cool.  The airboat zipped though the River of Grass and gave us a really exciting ride!


We stopped in what seemed to be the middle of nowhere and could see rain storms in all directions. 


After the boat ride we went to a wildlife show.  The tour guide demonstrated a bunch of rare animals and insects.  When he brought out a nasty scorpion, he saw me cringe and thought it’d be funny to hold it inches from my face!  I was freaking out, picturing it accidently falling on me or even worse… jumping on me!  Eeek!  So. Not. Funny.


We learned a bunch of new things about Alligators.  Did you know that they have 3 lenses in their eyes?  One that acts as swimming goggles, one for night vision and one for day vision.  Pretty cool, huh?  Just thought I’d share :)


All in all, we had a great time in Miami.  If you haven't been, you need to go!


  1. Good-ness! You two have been busy! I have never been to Miami, but it looks like a wonderful place to visit! Ryan is in Lauderdale for a bit, so I may need to plan a trip over there. Hmm...

  2. Awesome! We have been to Miami, but never stopped at Gator Park. We might have to next time! :)

  3. Glad you are having FUN! Keep those smiles coming :)

    Many HUGS

  4. Oh man scorpions scare the pants off of me! That looks like a great time! Tell me you had a Cuban samich down there...

  5. Wow, that's so cool! I would love to do something like that.