Jan 30, 2014

there is a right way and a wrong way to visit the everglades

The WRONG Way:


So, if you're planning a trip to the Everglades, you should probably plan it for a sunny day.  If you do find yourself there in the middle of a downpour however, at least remember to bring your umbrellas.  If you do not have umbrellas, large colorful beach umbrellas may suffice.  


Except of course, while you're bumbling around with your gigantic beach umbrellas, you're probably not going to see any alligators.  Because alligators, much like tourists, would much rather be out in the sun than the pouring down rain.


There will be plenty of vultures though.

After you have gotten yourself thoroughly soaked, laugh hysterically at your own misfortune as you slop back to your car and start driving, the rain will probably stop now.



The RIGHT Way:



Wander out into the middle of nowhere, jumping out of the car during intervals of sun, searching (in vain) for wildlife and snapping pictures of whatever you do find.


Definitely do take advantage of the opportunity to sneak up on your sister in law and grab her ankles.  She will scream.
Every time.


Take more pictures.


When you're fairly sure that the rain has stopped, turn around and proceed back to your first stop.  If there is now sun, there will also be alligators.  Lots and lots of alligators.


Oh, and about those vultures, they will attack your car.  Enter at your own risk and maybe even use a tarp.  They stalk that rubber with pretty hungry eyes.


Have you ever been to the Everglades?  Would you say you did it the right way… or the wrong way?

p.s. What's more frightening, an alligator or a vulture?  Alligator may be the most obvious choice, but I'll tell you, those vultures are creepy. Honestly, I'm still undecided.

11 comments:

  1. I'm gonna go with vultures. Those things look creepy!

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    1. They sounded pretty creepy, too! And looked like they were picking fights, haha.

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  2. Yeah, gotta go with vultures. Alligators seem like they're lazier, and would at least take a little while to get out of the water to get to you. I'm not so sure the vultures would!

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  3. Yikes,those vultures are creepy! Your photos are so pretty and it looks like y'all had a fun time. I would scream, too, if he grabbed my ankles. I'd think it was a gator or a vulture! Ha.

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  4. Alligators are kind of cute. Vultures on the other hand, there is nothing good about a vulture!

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  5. I'm going with vultures for the creepy win, you can stay away from an alligator but the vulture can follow you.

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  6. Aren't alligators amazing? I kind of fell in love with them when I visited the Everglades. Vultures win for creepiness!

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  7. Vultures because they can eat your eyeballs. I think I could out run an alligator! ;)

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  8. I love the vulture photo's. Especially the one with a pair of them that are flapping their wings. Great capture Allison!

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    1. Thanks Marieken! I guess they were all drying out after all that rain!

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  9. I haven't been, but your photos are gorgeous! Definitely worth all the 'effort' :)

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