Gator Park had something that we’d been wanting to try for years, airboats. Here’s a fun fact: Back in 1905, nearly twenty years after his “Watson come here” moment, Alexander Graham Bell, that’s right, the inventor of the telephone, led a team up in Nova Scotia that built the world’s first airboat, the Ugly Duckling.
As incredibly groovy as that little tidbit of information might be, we, like most folks I suppose, were more interested in careening through the swamp at insanely high speeds. We got our fill of that, but the ride included much more.
As the boat proceeded into Everglades National Park, we got to see an amazing array of wildlife up close, while we drifted slowly and quietly through the glades. We were within a few feet of all sorts of water fowl and reptiles, including little baby gators. This got us wanting to go exploring in the non-tourist areas of the glades, so we headed off to see what we could find. Oh, and by the way, even alligators are cute when they’re babies.
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