Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Florida Day 7

Although it was after midnight by the time Sharon and i finished dinner, walked on the beach and got back to the room, I got up early and ran a slow 5 miles on the treadmill. Aferwards, Sharon did a spin class. We packed up and had brunch at the Terrace at the hotel. This is really the first place on the trip that we left reluctantly; we could have spent three or four days.

We headed south into the Everglades. We had looked at a number of different things that we could do in the everglades and decided that we would take an airboat tour. The hotel had recommended Speedy Johnsons Florida Everglades Airboat Tours in Everglades City. It was very cool. We took an hour plus tour through the mangrove forest and the grass plains. We came across a number of alligators. As we were walking away from the airboat, Jack said "can we go again!"

From Everglades City, we drove east across the Everglades and down into the Florida Keys. We had a reservation at the Sheraton Beach Resort in Key Largo. This was our longest day of driving and we did not get there until after 5:30 p.m. After checking in, we spent two hours in the pool. We had a very late dinner (Sharon had a ceasar salad and I had some great breaded grouper) at the Treetop restaurant in the resort.

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