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LONG PINE KEY

EVERGLADES

sunny 80 °F

Yep she is still there looking as menacing as ever with her evil one eye! Is it just me or is it every living thing that passes through her gate to the Everglades National Park? Last year she tried to charge more for my kayak which she failed and now she is questioning if my senior pass is mine while making faces and rolling her eyes. Mary says perhaps she ask because I don't look like a "senior". Anyway the primitive campsite is smack dab in the middle of nowhere so at night there is no human noises just owls and other nocturnal animals all night to listen to.Later in the night someone stopped outside our tent with a flashlight and informed us of a really big Diamondback Rattlesnake just outside our door and may not want to come out for awhile! That's the understatement of the week! The rest of the night I kept vigil for suspicious humps and bumps in our otherwise flat tent floor.Next day missing the adventure of paddling with my alligator and crocodile friends I'm off on my untrustworthy bike on a old closed down ten mile one way trail to an old abandoned research station.Halfway there I started to get creepy feelings about my 90 lb. skinny tires blowing up again on the stony road during late afternoon.

Our traveling home for the wintertime
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Our in the middle nowhere with my untrusty bike with my fingers crossed
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Rough and lonely beauty at waters edge in Flamingo Everglades
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Open water back near camp,maybe go for a quick swim......Not!
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Posted by Bananawind2016 07:57 Archived in USA

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