Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Day 4: The Everglades

We drove down to Miami Beach (South Beach area) to pick up the kids from Dad & Linda.

Then, we took off for this Everglade tour park.
We took a ride on an airboat into the everglades.
Simon was looking for "stuff" in the water.
A view from the boat after we were through the channel. It was hot but thankfully, not mosquito season so we were saved getting eaten alive. I was glad I had brought 3 bottles of water along.
Next to some alligator characters.
Amazingly, we actually saw an alligator in the water. I figured we were dreaming about seeing on on the boat tour.
After the boat tour, I was "chosen" as a volunteer to "wrangle" an alligator. Theoretically, this alligator.
In the end, it was only 'THIS" little alligator.
Simon also wanted to wrangle it but David & Hannah wanted no part of it!
After we got back to Fort Lauderdale, we found a great Japanese/Thai restaurant. Sounds strange but actually just served food from both countries along with sushi. Great food at very reasonable prices.

3 comments:

African Kelli said...

Lordie you are braver than me! What a fun trip. Your kids will always remember this. And on a side note, loving your new hair.

mf said...

Sounds like fun! I wouldn't hold that thing either! Thai & Japanesse Sounds delicious!

YarnB said...

Looks like a great family trip and like a lot of fun! i can't believe you picked up the alligators like that. I was totally afraid of them!!!! Simon and Hanna are the cutest in photos!!!!