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It’s Not Every Day You Get To Be Close To An Actual Living, Breathing Dinosaur!

It was menacing but intriguing at the same time. We could hear a deep grumbling humming sound all around us but didn’t know what it was. It was loud and deep enough that we should have been able to feel it on our feet, but we didn’t – what was it? We came around the bend and there they were: hundreds, maybe thousands on them… Some were in the water only visible because their eyes were barely above the surface. Some were lying around enjoying the sun, while others had their mouths open and were showing us their huge teeth. This wasn’t a movie or a ride at Disney World – this was the real thing – right in front of us were thousands of  man-eating alligators in the flesh looking like they were sizing up my flesh!

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Key West – The Most Southerly Point Of North America

So do we turn left… and return to the mainland or turn right and drive to within 90 miles of Cuba? Our plans for our Florida vacation didn’t include a visit to Key West – we thought it would be just a little too far and take too long to get there. Our original destination was Key Largo where we swam with the dolphins at Dolphins Plus, but when we were leaving we had a decision to make…two choices: head back to mainland Florida, or drive through the Florida Keys to see how far south we could go before running out of daylight.