… when you’re having fun!
A little late, but here is my combined contribution to the last two Friendly Friday Photo Challenges. First came Amanda’s prompt, “Alleys”, and then this past Friday, Snow picked “Chairs” for the prompt. While sorting my digital photo library I came across my photos from our trip to Florida a number of years ago. We flew into Fort Lauderdale, rented a car and traveled all the way down the Florida Keys. After spending a few days in Key West, we drove up to Florida City, where we spent a night at the Everglades Hostel in a small cabin, located on their beautiful grounds. Right outside our door was this super comfy chaise/chair waiting for us to relax in, while appreciating the lush tropical surroundings complete with papaya trees, starfruit trees and even an avocado tree. It was the middle of December and pleasantly warm and sunny! Quite different from our rainy and cold Oregon! The next morning we jumped out of bed, picked a few of those delicious fruits to bring home with us, and then headed towards the Everglades. Driving along Highway 75, which is also known as the “Alligator Alley” gave us plenty of opportunities to pull over and explore the area.
We saw lots of different animals besides alligators, including bald eagles, pelicans, ibis, manatees, hawks (does anyone know which one I spotted in the trees?), egrets, herons, warblers, woodpeckers, wood storks ….
Friendly Friday is a weekly challenge alternately hosted by Amanda from Something to Ponder About and by Snow from The Snow Melts Somewhere. I hope you take a moment to check out their posts on alleys and chairs, and also some of the links in their comment sections which will point you to other participants.
I hope you had fun traveling down Alligator Alley from your comfy Armchair with me! 🙂