Somehow I convinced my friend to book a flight from New York State, and spend the Halloween weekend with us (three roommates, plus another guest) at our crazy apartment here in Miami.
We went to Wood tavern where I had some Stiltsville pumpkinhead beer
We went to a friend’s party that Friday
Had some awesome breakfast at a spot in Wynwood called Miami Cafe (I think)
Went to the Everglades, saw an alligator show complete with snakes and an awesome showman for an alligator “wrestler” (wrestling alligators stresses them and shortens their lifespan. It’s only an educational show now)
Went on an awesome airboat ride at Everglades Safari Park, where rain threatened us through the ride
Ate some food that had me comatose the next day, in Coral Gables
Looked at some awesome murals in Wynwood
Can you tell we both like reptiles?
Went to another party
And we went to look for crocodiles at Flamingo, Everglades National Park where we saw some baby cottonmouths. Cottonmouths are venomous, please do not attempt to handle. We both have experience with reptiles and i no way would encourage you to pick up a stick and try to “play” with them. As soon as we took some pictures, we placed them away from the road.
Some roadkill ribbon snake
And unfortunately we didn’t find large live crocs as I was expecting at the end of the main road towards the boat ramps in Flamingo. Even worse, we found a baby (perhaps 3 years old) DOA, a tragedy of someones vehicle. Please drive carefully in areas where threatened and endangered species may reside!
I love when friends and family drop by from NYC or Massachussetts. In this case my friend and brother who now lives in Providence RI came thru and I couldn’t wait to show him and my goddaughter around town…
…or around the swamp
I used to work at Safari, and I always come back to visit and show visitors the Everglades and alligators from a disctance.
How about holding but were they brave enough to hold one?
Cece was moving to Cali, and asked me for some portraits…I’ve known Cece for a while after I moved to Miami. It was good to see her, and bittersweet because she was leaving soon to start a new adventure!