left Key West, I headed north to visit friends in Spring Hill.
Along the way, I decided to take a little detour to Lake
Okeechobee. I've seen the huge lake on maps before, but I had
to see it in person.
out that although it's a huge lake, it's awfully hard to get
at. Seems to be almost surrounded with levees (I should check
that spelling.). I did get to peek over the top in one spot
and snap the photo below.
saw the lake, I figured I'd better call my friends, Jim & Sally
and let them know that I was running a little late, and there was
still the Airboat tour to go on!
alligators came right up to the side of the boat to eat the bread
that the guide tossed to them. You could reach out and pat
one--if you wanted to.
Alligators coming to the boat at the Sawgrass Recreational Park boat
Hill, I enjoyed my friend's hospitality for a week. And,
finally got to eat some "real food" for a change instead of
speghettio's out of the can and dry tuna fish on crackers--traveling
on a budget is tough!.
me TOO good! I was starting to get spoiled.
that week I visited the Weeki Wachie Springs Park. They have a
live underwater Mermaid show there that is very good. They
also have live animal shows, rides for children, water slide, and a
boat tour up the crystal clear spring fed river.
Entrance to Weeki Wachie Park
was a wonderful week. Sitting by the pool, watching TV, having
morning coffee together at the kitchen counter, it was a great
time. Sally & I went also checked out a couple of flea
markets. On Sunday we went to church.
even invited me to share Easter Dinner with them! But soon the
time came that I had to prepare myself for heading out "on the road"