Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
One of the first things we did was go to the Ft. Lauderdale Beach. We had never been to the beach in our area before - just a beach at the Keys.
We wore our P-Day clothes for a change.
This Iguana was along side the road by a canal and we stop to take a picture. As we approached it dove into the water and it looked orange and swam like a fish. I didn't know they could swim and so fast!
We went to the Everglades ! It was called the Everglade Alligator Farm. These alligators hardly move. You wonder if they are alive. Once in awhile you see an eye blink! These are babies. We saw them in all sizes. They start with the eggs and then are grouped in sizes as they grow. They are eventually released or sold . The move more when they are little!
Another picture on the air boat!
Just passing by as we go out to the Everglades!
Ana and Jory having fun with a baby alligator! Well, maybe not Jory!
Oh my! She only screamed a little!
Watch her hands!
It was obvious to everyone that the snake was getting a little tight around her neck!
Still looking beautiful with a snake around her neck!
"Any time now! I've had enough!" All in all, Ana was amazing and a great sport! - better than I would have been!
We stopped at a fruit stand that is called "Robert is Here." They had great fresh fruit and entertainment (a singer), old cars and best of all - all kinds of fresh - and I do mean fresh - fruit milk shakes. I had a strawberry key lime and it was fantastic!
A plant growing out of a rock with no soil at all!
The next picture is of a famous sculpture in the Botanical Gardens. It is crystal. I saw it on the PBS Station! Very beautiful!
Pd thought I should pose for this one by another statue!
This is one of many of the gorgeous flowers and plants that we saw!
So pretty and the end of our Chocolate Tour. They did have samples of the Chocolate, but they were microscopic in size. In fact, we were so hungry after, we went and got a Hershey Candy Bar. Then we went to a place called Little Havana in Miami. It is suppose to look just like Cuba. It is mostly made up of Cubans that have come over the ocean into the Keys and then to Maimi. No one spoke English, but the couple with us from Columbia interpreted for us. We had a marvelous lunch of fish and rice. Cuba has not had any cars imported since 1950 but Julio said they all look great, however, because they take such good care of them and of course they have more bikes than cars. Julio and Pd told us they would not venture out in the night on the streets - kind of scary. It was a cultural event and a fun experience for all!