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Feb 16, 2016 - February 14th

February 14th. Today is the last day we're here at Flamingo in the everglades. The day started out a very nice day with blue skys, warm and a slight breeze. Sally walked the 2 miles around the campground and I jogged with my new ear phones the same route. We then sat in the sun and listened to the radio. The breeze picked up and the skys became cloudy by the late afternoon we had both gotten our long pants and a sweatshirt on. We went fishing in the evening with shrimp for bait. We caught 2 very small jack cravell. Fishing for us here...

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Feb 16, 2016 - February 13th

February 13th Today was a busy day. For exercise Sally walked 2 miles then walked 2 more miles with me. I think she got her 10,000 steps today. We took the trip into Florida City today. While there we update this blog, downloaded e-mails, made a few cell phone calls, went to Wal-Mart and ate at the Golden Coral. The trip is a long 45 mile ride. At Wal-Mart we managed to spend $100. we got a few groceries, a small step ladder among other things. We had a medium experience at Golden Coral. It was a small place with a smaller buffet. The...

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Feb 13, 2016 - February 11th

February 11th Today was a do nothing day. After breakfast and coffee we sat outside in the sun, listening to the radio with a campfire going. We did that from 10 am till 5 PM. Then we went fishing at our place in the marina where we caught nothing and had no strikes. We're getting very disappointed. One solid strike in 3 days. We did much better last year. After returning to camp we had supper, listened to radio then went to bed. The high today was about 68 with 15 MPH winds.

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Feb 13, 2016 - February 10th

February 10th Today we started out a little lazy. We decided not to exercise then decided to go into town , Florida City, 40 miles away, to see how the Ol Bat's doctor's appointment went on Tuesday. For those of you who don't know the Ol Bat is my mother in law. The news was good so we were glad about that! While in town Sally did a load of landury and made a few additional phone calls. I updated this blog and downloaded emails. Then we headed back to the campground in Flamingo. When we arrived Sally went for a long walk and I did a two...

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Feb 13, 2016 - February 12th

February 12th We woke today and had our coffee and listened to the radio. We exercised by Sally walking and I jogging the outside perimeter of the campground which is a little over 2 miles. Then we sat in the sun and listened to the radio for the rest of the day till we went fishing in the evening. Of course we caught no fish. We went in the RV for the night about 7 PM. It was very nice weather today with the high in the lower 70s and lower winds than we have had lately.

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Feb 10, 2016 - February 9th

February 9th Today started chilly but warmed quite well. The high was in the upper 60s but We were comfortable all day. We didn't sit in the sun today though. After the morning coffee with no TV we decided to go to the visitor center. We gathered some information and set off for 9 mile pond where a 12 foot crocodial was recently seen. We walked the ½ mile trail and didn't see anything but mangrove trees and a few egrets. We drove back toward camp then took another walk on a ½ mile trail called Eco pond. There was a a lot of vagatation...

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Feb 10, 2016 - February 8th

Februay 8th February 8th Move day! We are moving from Lake Worth Florida near Palm Beach, to Flamingo which is located at the Southern tip of the Florida pinnsula. The preparations to move went well and we started around 10 AM. The drive to Miami went well, it was medium traffic and 4 lanes most of the way. When we got on I 559 the sinage was very poor. We both agreed that the signs took us off the Interstate and we had to scramble to get back on. That happened to us twice. Sally had a lot of pressure driving. We finally made it to US 27...

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Dec 7, 2015 - Day 29 - Day Trip to Flamingo, Florida

We took a drive out to coast through Everglades National Park, to Flamingo, the end of the road. Our $20 entrance fee to Shark Valley was good for a week so no fee to get in today. We stopped at the Royal Palm Trail and took the walk on the boardwalk through Taylor Slough. We saw egrets, great blue herons, snowy egrets, and purple gallinule, as well as several alligators, while walking in light showers. We continued on to Flamingo as was raining in earnest now. They have a lovely campground there that we will come back to. We had lunch at...

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Mar 10, 2014 - Everglades National Park

We spent 3 memorable nights at the campground at Flamingo in the Everglades National Park. This is very remote! It is at the end of a 45 mile long road, way deep in the Everglades. We had an electric hooku and a very spacious site. After the very tight "resorts" that we have been staying at, this was like pfiy being able to breath again. And it had all the NationalPark amence - nature programs, visitor's center. There was a nice Marina also. We had a wonderful chance to observe some native American crocodiles! They are extremely rare and...

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Mar 15, 2013 - we are now officially swamp rats

Our next door neighbour in this RV park had given us a map of the Everglades National Park and that inspired us to make a day of it and check it out for ourselves. We had already done the airboat ride but wanted to see another section of the park and maybe get some hiking and kayaking in and see another alligator or two. The first trail in the park, Royal Palm, is a boardwalk over the Everglades floor which is swampy, wet, grassy and kinda dirty looking (the floor, not the boardwalk!). The boardwalk is about half a mile loop that has a...

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Mar 25, 2012 - Day #34

Day #34, March 22, 2012, Thursday: Attended a guided tour this a.m. with a pleasant knowledgeable Park Ranger, good morning although very windy early on. Hiked several trails and pond locations later in the day. Learned both crocodiles and alligators inhabit this most southerly area of Florida, saw a big “croc” swimming through the Flamingo harbour area. Returned to the campsite around 6:30 to find the power off. Luckily for us we're OK on battery & the switchover occurred flawlessly. Some neighbours weren’t and had left their AC on. As I...

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Mar 25, 2012 - Day #33

Day #33, March 21, 2012, Wednesday: Not only does southern Florida get more affluent it gets more crowded! Provisioned up at Homestead and arrived Flamingo Campground in the Everglades at 3:30 and settled in for 4 days. Passed through some of the most intensive agriculture we'd seen, hundreds of workers harvesting vegies and were forced off the road while a convoy of unknown harvesters (like pea combines) passed by. Celebrated the southern most point on our journey with a wonderful supper & a lot of “Yellow Tail”. Great spot and we're...

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