A few summers ago I went to visit my friend and her boyfriend in Bonita Springs, Florida and had such a wonderful time. It was a trip of firsts for me -- the first time I was going to Florida, the first time I was flying on my own to a place where there wasn't a relative on the other end waiting for me, the first time staying with friends in a different state. It's been so rainy here in Austin today that I felt myself nostalgic for the Florida sun.
One of the places that I took the most pictures was the Everglades Wonder Gardens. We were able to see alligators (& pet baby ones!), deer, turtles, flamingos, snakes, and so many more wonderful animals up close. It was truly a wonderful experience!The view outside their window during a particularly rainy day.The bald eagle was at another place, but the name is escaping me right now. He was not amused by our attempts to photograph him, that's for sure.