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Saturday April 11
[--We are home now with a lot of catching up to do. Currently, I have added pictures through March 3...

And today, I added titles for each day, saying what we did and offering a web site which acts as a placeholder until I get to adding our pictures and stories. Sigh.--]

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Shark Valley

Having never spent any time in this area, Jane was anxious to "see" the Everglades. So we drove to the Shark Valley section of Everglades National Park which on your map is half way across the Tamiami Trail (Tampa to Miami). There are no Sharks here but there is a 16 mile loop road into the glades along which the park service runs a ranger guided tram.

Jane and I boarded the tram while Harry headed out on his bicycle. The ride afforded us up close and personal encounters with alligators and a breathtaking array of birds. Ranger Emma shared her knowledge and enthusiasm for each species and the ecology of the glades. As we started out along the narrow road through a parched landscape of grass she welcomed us to the "Shark Valley River Cruise". Yes indeed, she explained, even in this dry season the everglades is a river of grass. We met up with Harry at the observation point half way through the ride and took photos of each other before we continue along our chosen routes.

Our other stop of the day was at a favorite spot of ours called "Sweetwater Strand". We first "discovered" this bend in the road four years ago upon the recommendation of a park ranger when we inquired about out of the way scenic spots. A visit late in the afternoon, or in the early morning, brings you to that place that you envision Florida to be. Tropical birds are majestically perched on tree limbs amid the lush foliage while alligators lay in wait for their prey.

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