Today's big adventure took me to Big Cypress Preserve to meet Laurie and pick up a plastic kayak to use on my travels. When I take my fiberglass one, it just sits because the areas are too rocky or the rivers run too fast or other excuses. Hopefully, this takes away most of my excuses!
I stopped at the first rest stop that has a boardwalk and view of alligators. I found a green heron hiding below us.
After seeing Laurie and getting the kayak, I drove some of Loop Road - a dirt road that shows the true country of Florida. I saw gators, but also many bromeliads and air plants and cypress forests. I loved seeing the 2 red-shouldered hawks that were close to me.