John and Sandy's RV Adventure Journal

Everglades

Everglades Natl Pk – 24Apr16

This morning we noticed our passenger side back RV tire was flat. We called Good Sam but they had a hard time finding someone to come to the Flamingo campground in Everglades NP on a Sunday. We needed a compressor and a ranger had one. So we got the spare set up and on the rig. Now we took a time-out and then got ready for our travel day tomorrow.

Everglades Natl Pk – 23Apr16

We were having our coffee outside but the wind died down and the mosquitoes came out. Now we are doing a hike. John 6 miles and I went 2 miles. John saw a 4 foot Brooks King Snake on his hike. This afternoon we went on a really nice Backcountry boat tour to Whitewater Bay. We saw some crocodiles and lots of birds. We learned a lot about the Everglades. We had a nice dinner and enjoyed cocktails outside.

On the road again – Starting our summer adventure

      Today is our departure day from Lazy Lakes. We have been here 7 months and want to stay but need to go and be the gypsies we are. We plan to check out some new places this summer so stay tuned. We were on the road by 8am. It was raining the day we arrived Lazy Lakes and it was raining this morning.
We got to Flamingo Campground in the Everglades National Park and were set up by 1230pm. After lunch and a little relax time, we headed out to explore. We found a couple hikes John wants to do. Tomorrow he’s doing a 10 mile one. We went and walked by the amphitheater and then to the visitors center and marina. At the marina, we saw a couple crocodiles, some manatees and a dolphin.
We got back to our rig and had a couple cocktails, dinner and then watched a movie. We have no TV reception, but we had some programs recorded.