Monday, February 9, 2009

Moving from Camp Lemora to Everglades park

Alan looking for a cell signal?

Alan and Ruth drove from Zephyrhills today to our campground, and we all set off for the Everglades. We saw lots of different vegetation on the way down, and a bit of Homestead, the closest town to where we'll be camping in the Everglades park.

The entrance to Everglades park

There weren't too many sites available, but we each got a good site for 8 nights. This will take us past the President's Day weekend, which is quite busy in the US. A 7-day entry permit was $10.

We took site #3 at Long Pine Key campground, total of $128 for the 8 nights. This is the longest we have ever camped in one spot. There are no site hookups, and no showers or hot water in the nearby washroom. The state parks are better deals for facilities and cost, but the Everglades promises to be a unique experience.

 We 4 sat around outside for a while after supper. There were mosquitoes around though, the first of the trip, so we didn't sit around for too long.

We did dishes in cool water at a sink in the washroom, so we don't fill up the trailer grey water tank too quickly. Of course we're not supposed to dump dishwater etc out on the ground, but it's a short walk to the washroom where there are drains. The trailer managed 8 nights of dry camping just fine.

Ruth had brought us another bag of those delicious oranges and grapefruits this morning, courtesy of Jerry's picking.





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