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Clyde Butcher Art Gallery


City Seafood Restaurant....great food!


Captain Bobby


Another airboat doing donuts

Our tour group



Ritzy RV Park

Mangrove cut back to make room for the airboat

A nice canopy

JC cutting up


Family of raccoons

The tide is out

Pelican looking for a handout and entertaining the tourist

Sea Grape

Cocoanut Palm

Sunset starting to set on the gulf coast

On our way to Everglade City we stopped at the Clyde Butcher Art Gallery right in the middle of Big Cypress. He is an amazing photographer. His story is truly an inspiration for anyone interested in photography. Really glad we made this visit.

Everglade City is a small town to explore. We visited the Everglade National Park Gulf Coast Center and decided we had to come back and canoe out into the gulf and some of the small islands. More about that in another post.

We visited the local museum which told in grim details of Hurricane Donna in 1960 that resulted in the city never really recovering. The museum was once the Collier County Courthouse, Bank of Everglades Building and Everglades Laundry.

In the 70's and 80's the city was a big marijuana drug traffic mecca. The drug trafficking was successfully stopped in the late 80's when the War on Drugs was put in place by President Ronald Reagan.

We found a casual place called City Seafood. Rated #1 by Trip Advisor, we just had to try it. Best crab cakes and fried oysters to die for. If fact we went again a couple of days later. Yummy!

There are lots of companies running airboat rides. Again, we made our choice based on Trip Advisor reviews. Capt. Bobby of Everglade City Airboat Tours was entertaining and knowledgeable. He really likes what he does.

There are a couple of RV parks in the area, but a bit pricey. There is no grocery store to speak of. The nearest real shopping is 50 miles away. Nice day being a tourist.

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