summer adventures ’12 part 1: to the everglades

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What a beautiful day for a flight! We flew down the eastern seaboard, and with the excellent weather I could see everything: long island, Manhattan, dt Brooklyn, Coney Island, Atlantic City. I’ll see what else is past these clouds…

So I got on the plane with a great seat up front, row 5. Literally the second person on the plane. A couple sits down next to me as the captain is announcing that there are only going to be 67 people on the plane…I think capacity is like 120?! So much for plenty of leg room. It doesn’t really matter since I am going to try and sleep as soon as I finish my complimentary water.20120606-081710.jpg
Now the waiting begins. I landed in Ft. Lauderdale and I have some time until I can pick up my rental car. For the moment I’m sitting by baggage claim and people watching. It’s a long story, but if I wait now it means I can sleep later on my final day here next week. It’s pretty neat watching each group deplane, grab their bags, and head out. Other than this activity the airport seems pretty low key. It is a Wednesday, so I’m sure that has something to do with it. I do have the coolest collection of luggage so far…20120606-112135.jpg
Well, I made it! Despite the waits and the driving I am finally lying down in my tent. Though I was hoping to do more today, I am completely exhausted. I am lying in my tent, blogging, and planning the next couple days. I am completely alone out here. I have a great picture on my real camera that will make Flickr, so y’all will have to wait for it! There is an older gentleman over in the rv lot, and I do have a bathroom buddy…

It is hot and intolerably buggy! Despite my thorough bug repellent application and long sleeves I am getting destroyed. Since my face and hands are exposed, guess what is getting chewed up the most?! At least I can get a little cross-breeze in the tent by opening up the rain fly.

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