A display of jewellery at a kiosk at Miami beach, Florida in seafoam color. Sharing here for Jennifer’s One Word Photo Challenge.
This is a re-creation of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C. at Legoland theme park in Florida. An animated marching band parades in front of the Capitol. This building is a part of the Miniland USA area of Legoland where America’s most celebrated cities are re-created with LEGO Bricks.
This picture is my contribution for Weekly Photo Challenge this week.
This was one of the adventures we wanted to try during our Florida trip: an airboat ride in the wetlands of Everglades. My recent post on Everglades National Park indicates there is abundance of wildlife in this park; specially Alligators; and Gator park offers close encounter with the wildlife. We drove from Miami to Gator park in the morning. The park offers a souvenir shop, a 30 minute airboat tour, an alligator show and a small restaurant.
We started with the Airboat tour. There were many groups for taking this tour and we waited in the queue for our turn.
This was a fun and memorable trip though short yet adventurous.
On our recent trip to Florida during Thanks Giving in November 2014 we visited this park. Everglades National Park is the third largest national park in lower 48 states after Death Valley in California and Yellowstone in Wyoming.
We started our day early and reached the main entrance at Homestead, Florida. It was a sunny day and the weather was favorable.
We reached Ernest C. Coe Visitor Center. This is the first stop before entering the park. We collected some maps of the area and looked at the educational exhibits at the visitor center.
This ‘borrow pit’ is actually a manmade pond at the visitor center and hence the name. Anything built in the marshy Everglades starts with a high platform of crushed rock created by ‘borrowing’ earth near the construction site.
The main road from this visitor center leads through all the trails and viewpoints to the Flamingo visitor center at a distance of about 38 miles from the main entrance.
A few miles up to the road we reached the Royal Palm Visitor Center. There was a small shop with souvenirs and some books. This area has lots of vultures flying around and there were warning signs notifying us to use the provided plastic tarps to protect our vehicle’s rubber parts from them.
This place is the gate way to one of the most popular trails of the park named Anhinga Trail. This trail is full of wildlife and covers a diversity of landscapes in a vast array of boardwalks and paved stretches. It was a short trail but we managed to witness a variety of the ecosystem.
Another trail originating from Royal Palm Visitor center is the Gumbo Limbo trail. This is a short trail of about 0.4 miles that tunnels through a topical hardwood hammock.
Our next stop was the Pay-hay-okee trail.
Next we reached the Mahogany Hammock trail. This boardwalk bridges the sawgrass river and enters a lush green island- a tropical hammock.
We reached the Flamingo Visitor center, about 38 miles from the main entrance.
This was a refreshing trip and and I enjoyed watching the Alligators in their natural habitat. The Everglades offered a great place to unwind and be with nature.
Here are few pictures from my recent trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
These pictures are shared for Jennifer’s One Word Photo Challenge: Marsala.