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Big Cypress

Gatortime

We found the gators – they are all hanging out upcountry at Big Cypress National Preserve. We spent two days down in the Everglades and only saw one gator. As soon as we pulled into the Big Cypress Oasis visitor center, we saw dozens of cold-blooded beasts lounging around. The park ranger guy explained that …

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Everglades

Everglades Boardwalk

We left the sunny, good vibes of the Florida Keys retiree lifestyle, and plunged headfirst into the backcountry of Everglades National Park. The campsite is electric only, the showers have no hot water, the skeeters are out in force, and we’re deep in gator country! When I think of the Everglades, I conjure up visions …

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