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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Everglades National Park

Aloha Everyone,

Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. The highest elevation is less than eight feet above sea-level. The park provides important habitats for a number of endangered species including the manatee, American crocodile, and the Florida panther.

Before heading into Everglades National Park, we stopped at Sedano's supermarket to purchase our provisions. Their clientele appeared to be predominantly Spanish speaking. All their signage were in Spanish and cashiers addressed customers in Spanish. Using words I recently learned, I ordered my lunch of fish with bean rice. We also purchased watermelon for our dessert.

Brian at the Visitor Center in Florida City was extremely helpful and provided us detailed information on possible camping sites.

J.J. and I are happy to have found a place to stay at Flamingo in Everglades National Park. Turkey vultures are circling overhead looking for prey while numerous white and yellow butterflies are hovering over the wild-flower field located on the perimeter of the camp ground.

Gorgeous sunset to conclude another adventurous day!

Aloha -- Cathi