Ginny's Adventures 2012 travel blog

a yearling

maybe 4 years old

a big guy

Can this one eat us on te tram?

the tower is coming up - high water levels at beginning of...

at the tower

from the pathway near the top of the tower

I spent the weekend at Jeanne & Laurie's with Eric and the 3 furry kids - Murphy, Maddie, and Buddy and had a great time. I got a free (!!) massage from our favorite masseuse, Myra, on Monday, visited a couple of friends at Larry & Penny Campground, and was taken out to dinner at a new pizza and pasta restaurant close by. They served the best eggplant appetizer I ever had - like a mini parmesan - and then had a fantastic pizza! I would be eating here very often if I was still staying in Miami for the winter!

On this day, we went out to the Shark Valley entrance of the Everglades NP (east of Big Cypress National Preserve). I bought my "senior pass" for $10 which gets me and friends in my vehicle into national parks for free for the rest of my life! What a deal! Connie came out also and Jeanne, Connie, and I went on the tram using complimentary tickets because Connie is a volunteer. We didn't see many birds, just some alligators - too early and too much water I think. Connie took a couple of pictures of me and Jeanne and shared them with me, so I am including them there for you to see. thanks, Connie!

Afterwards, I set up my portable picnic table and Laurie joined us for a lunch of turkey sandwiches, vegetables, and fruit. It was another beautiful day in paradise and I am blessed to have such great friends to share my birthday with.

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