EVERGLADES NP (DAY 1)
I'm back on the grid for a few days before we are back on the road. This is the best time to catch up on posting my adventures. I will spread them out so it's not too much at once.
Started the day off a little behind schedule, but the traffic was light and made up the time on the road. Took a break at Big Cypress NP to change drivers, it was now my turn. With the navigator on I felt comfortable. There is lot of construction on US 41 were they are making a bridge to allow fresh water to flow to the Everglades. The navigator lead us to a dead end, where we were unable to turn around. I had to unhook the car and the tow bar, while the wife turned the RV around in a driveway. The temperature was in the 90's and not a fun experience. Good thing I'm becoming a pro at hooking the car to the tow dolly. We re-routed the navigator and we were back on the road. About an hour later, we arrived at the Everglades NP visitor center. This is by far the hardest NP to get to. Usually we signboards, but the only one we saw was in front of prison ... nice! Park entry is $10, but we got a one year pass to all NP. With the temperature still in the 90's setting up the RV was brutal. We ate lunch, a quick nap and then jumped in the car to get our barrings of the NP. First stop, visitor center. We got a list of actives the park holds so we could plan our five day stay. We will stay four days in Everglades NP and one day a trip to Key West, FL. We did not do a lot on the first day, but wait to see what we did on the other three days in the NP. The first active we went to was a night ranger talk at the campground amphitheater. It was every informative and gave us an idea what to expect the next few days. We got back to the RV around 10:00 pm and went to sleep.