It seems fitting to finish the Florida series with a great place like this. The natural walking areas are a real treat to use. The only areas we have even remotely like this in Montana are in Yellowstone. I love the wooden walk ways. We kept our eyes open for alligators because this would be our last chance to see one in the wild. Finally a very young one approached where we were. Word had it the mother had some young so we were pretty excited. Meanwhile we enjoyed the birds that were everywhere. Then quite literally we looked down and saw the mother of all reptiles in the place. She was quite large and semi-hidden by the plants but still she was quite visible. She hardly moved at all but we knew she was very much alive. We started heading back and I saw this amazing skink. Also there was a marsh hare…so different from our cottontails around here. With a final look back we headed back to the car. Next was our final beach picnic. I miss panoramas like this one. The birdlife is something I miss too…don’t you love those long legs. I miss the palm trees and beachfront properties, the palm lined sidewalks, the ocean…but most of all I’ll miss our family. Good bye Florida…we hope to see it all again soon.