|We left Ortona and traveled south to Hwy 41, also known as the Tamiami Trail. We traveled east through the Everglades and stopped at the Oasis Visitors Center where we saw some big alligators. We then went south through a lot of agricultural fields to Homestead where we traveled to the entrance of Everglades National Park. From the visitor's center it is 38 miles to Flamingo. We enjoyed staying in the national park campground in Flamingo, the southernmost place in the mainland of the U.S. Near the campground is Eco Pond where we saw lots of birds including Roseate Spoonbills, White Pelicans, hawks, herons, Ibis, egrets. We saw hawks in the campground every day.