patrick chevallier grouper
my new turty print.
now i have to learn which is which!
then we met up with his friend ted from russia by way of new york.
ted used to work with ed when ed lived in nyc. apparently ted wasn't legal at the time. so to be able to pay him, ed's company expensed ted as furniture. TED WAS FURNITURE.
i had too many drinks with ted and his russian doll of a girlfriend and then went home to lay on the couch and whimper for the rest of the day about my beer- & margarita-induced headache. and had ice cream for dinner.
today we went to shark valley with ernie & cyndi. I OF COURSE LEFT MY CAMERA BATTERY AT WORK. but it was my first time at that part of the everglades and completley awesome.
we saw roughtly 768,007 alligators, bunches of turtles, and lots of birds and their goony baby birds. it was a 15-mile bike ride and hella windy on the way back, so we were pretty winded by th etime we got back to the car (ha ha) but it was GREAT.
poor softshell turtles are just so ugly.
the lookout tower was AWESOME. we could see the gators and the birds and huge turtles swimming everywhere.
this is the observation tower.
a highlight was when we saw a baby alligator on one side of the trail. i got off my bike and ooh'd and ahh'd at it for a few minutes, then ed pointed to the other side of the trail, where lay a mama alligator and her ten or so babies. that one i didn't get so close to, but it was absolutely awesome.
now i'm home and totally pooped.