Finally, we get to play tourist again---thanks to Josh going out of town and Angie suggesting we go to the Everglades. To my surprise, even Ken went along.
Anyway, it was a beautiful day to head to the Everglades---about 65, dry but cloudy. There are 4 entrances to the Everglades from South Florida, we went to the main one by the Ernest Coe Visitor's Center which is farthest South, near Homestead. I had been there once back in about 2003 after Dad tried to drown himself on a cruise and we ended up in Fort Lauderdale for a few extra days, but we didn't do much in the park other than walk a bit of a boardwalk. So it was time to get back there and see what else we could find.
The drive from Coral Springs to Homestead took about an hour. It was all toll road, so the drive was easy---especially since I didn't drive. Once we passed Miami, much of the views from the road were of farms.
So we gave our car a trendy cover.
Our next goal was to head to the end of the main park road to Flamingo where the Florida Bay starts. As we drove the 30+ miles, we passed a lot of different landscapes within the park. One section was full of these scrubby pines.