One of the goals of the Roadrunner Chronicles is to keep a travelogue of sorts. We have trouble remembering where we were and when we were there… so a short post on some of the highlights helps. This and the next blog will be about our time last week in the Everglades. In a word -- it was Great!
We arbitrarily decided to spend about three days in Big Cypress National Preserve and did that. The Midway campground was very good. The price was $16/night which included 30 amp electricity.
With a dump station and water near by, it was fine and completely adequate. From there we launched out and explored the area. About a mile down the road, we went to the Visitor Center.
Near the Visitor Center, we signed up for the narrated Tram tour. It was excellent! The wetlands turn into drylands part of the year as the Everglades drains and empties into the Gulf.
The water looks deeper but is only a few feet deep throughout the Everglades.
Along the way we say lots of birds. There are over 150 varieties in the EvergladesOur driver was good and the docent was very knowledgeable about the Everglades, birds, animals and the whole history.
So if you get the chance to camp in Big Cypress, we recommend Midway campground. And down the road less than 10 miles away is Shark Valley Visitor's Center with the Tram Tour you will want to take.
It was a great time in Big Cypress. Thanks for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles. Until next time...