Florida Vacation

November 1 - 14, 2009
"Leave only footprints, take only memories"
(...and maybe some pictures)
 
                                                               Myakka River State Park Sarasota, FL
                                                                           Beautiful park with a lot of wildlife
                                                                                                  November 2, 2009
                                                                          Peace River, Port Charlotte, FL
                                                          
Paddled a small section of the Peace River
                                                      
Saw Alligators, birds and some pretty scenery
                                                                                                 
November 4, 2009
JN 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge.
My sister, Jane, and I spend the day at the Ding NWR on Sanibel Island in southern Florida.
The day is in three groups due to the number of photos I took and want to show.
November 5, 2009
     1-Tram Ride.  A guided tour by tram of the NWR
     2-First Drive.  Our first of two drive thru the NWR on our own.
     3-Second Drive.  Our second drive thru the NWR
                               Babcock/Webb Wildlife Management Area, Punta Gorda
                                   
Was hoping to see a Red-cockaded Woodpecker.  Didn't.
               
I did see deer hunters using a cross between a hotrod & a deer stand.
               
Pretty area. Saw other birds and just enjoyed a quiet day in the woods
                                                                                                 
November 6, 2009
                                           Highlands Hammock State Park, Sebring, Florida
                                                      
Spent the day walking/driving around the park
                    
(Hammock: in the southern U.S., an area of forested land that rises
                         
above a marsh)
                                                                                                 
November 9, 2009
                                                                   JN 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island, FL
                                                                                                           Another day spent at the 'Ding' NWR.
                                                  Another day with so many photos that I have to show them in groups.
                                       I drove the Wildlife Drive four times - Each drive has its own photo grouping
                                                                                                                                         Novermber 12, 2009
                                                                 First time around the Wildlife Drive
                                                                  Second drive on the Wildlife Drive
                                                         Wildlife Drive for the third time this day
                                                       Fourth and final trip on the Wildlife Drive