Saturday, October 27, 2012
Day 53 - Big Lagoon State Park
Got gators? Why yes! Honestly, if they didn't want the alligator to go swimming they should just move it somewhere else. The Florida State Parks have a tag line "The Real Florida" which is certainly appropriate. I'm sure this is because so many people come to Florida and only see the very fun but very make believe theme parks.
There are picnic shelters scattered all along the trails and at the beach as well. These are very nice with ramps leading up to them and a wheelchair accessible spot at each table. There are lots of opportunities for boating here as well. We didn't bring our kayaks this time thinking that we wouldn't be able to use them for over half of the trip. I think we will bring them along for the next adventure.
There is a large pavilion down by the beach that can be reserved for large groups. This had been reserved for a wedding today but we were able to check it out before the setup had begun. I'm afraid they are probably using the fireplace this evening. The temp has dropped to 52 degrees with a 15mph wind off the water.
I am so glad that Brett remembered to bring the binoculars along on this trip. There have been so many times when they've come in handy especially when bird watching. Also if there ever are any enemy aircraft overhead he will be one of the first to spot them.
There wasn't much air traffic from the base today. Maybe they take Saturdays off.
We are sitting at the little swimming beach near another picnic area. There were a lot of families enjoying the park this afternoon. We saw a little girl on her bike. Some young boys asked her why she had training wheels. She said very indignantly "Well, I'm SIX".
I hope that I don't see anything TOO wild tomorrow.