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The Loop Road (Everglades)
The Everglades National Park is definitely a highlight for any Florida vacationers.
Coming from Miami, the Loop Road branches off to the Fortymile Bend / Tamiami Ranger Station from Tamiamitrail from (U.S. 41) and hits them again at the Monroe station. After the turn off it's first still comfortably ahead on a small paved road. After you pass several small residential areas and then the landscape slowly turns into the jungle and the tar road becomes more and more a pothole-strewn gravel. An adventurous journey can begin.
In fact, here are a lot of alligators on and off the road. On disembarking is to think so, anyway, but it's huge! The ride through the water-filled potholes, according to the passage you just sheer sees water on the windshield, nothing more. Something must be experienced!
Another highlight may be a raccoon trots unwaveringly on the road, are about remains, watched and then almost bored in the undergrowth disappeared.
The trip across the Loop Road is totally worth it!
• As described in the report is at the Loop Road is less a street in the traditional sense as a simple dirt road. One should therefore consider carefully whether you can expect this to his (rented) car. Especially in case of damage and it is not certain that an insurance policy for the damage caused ('driving off-road').
• Before you opt for the path of the Loop Road, one should ask whether this is passable, as it is often flooded during the hurricane season.
• If you're planning to stop and get off the road, it makes sense to generously smear with bug spray. Best repellents according to statements of all new and Altfloridianer is "Off" from the Walmart.
Manatee Eco-Tour through the Everglades
On the edge of the Everglades, Ellen and Gary Eichler offer under the name "Double R's" of Manatee Eco-tours.
The two half-hour boat tour begins in the "Port of the Islands", which has already been created in the 50s, following the course of the canal through the Everglades to the 10th 000 Islands and finally ends in the Gulf of Mexico.
Even with the first slow ride through the "Manatee Zone" controls the knowledgeable tour guide to the places where you manatees in shallow water at the edge of the mangrove can experience in their natural habitat.
The tour continues with a quiet peaceful part of the Everglades, past mangroves are where various species of animals such as alligators and various tropical birds to discover.
As soon as there is interesting to see that the boat is sometimes even moved into position and stopped to get the best shots. The tour guide gives interesting information about the wildlife and the Everglades.
By the 10th 000 Islands, it continues at a rapid journey to the Gulf of Mexico. Here it can happen that one or two curious dolphin accompanied the boat.
We pass the deserted snow-white beaches, where stopped on request and the opportunity to explore the island is on offer.
The tour is definitely a unique experience, because here you can see manatees, alligators, dolphins and rare tropical birds.
Web site: www. doublersfishingandtours. com
Phone: (0041) 239-642-9779
Address: 525 Newport Drive Port of the Islands ~ ~ Naples, FL 34114
Salvador Dali Museum - St. Petersburg
Salvador Dali is the only artist for whom there was already in his lifetime two museums that were exclusively dedicated to his works. The first museum, the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, was founded in 1971 by the Dali collector A. Reynolds Morse and his wife Eleanor.
The collection was first exhibited in a building near her residence in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1982 the museum moved to St. Petersburg to Florida. It houses 95 oil paintings, including six of the 18 large historical paintings Dalí.
The largest private collection of works by the Spanish surrealist painter and Salvado Dali is located on the waterfront of St. Petersburg. The museum contains 95 original oil paintings, 6 of the world's 18 least 1.50 m high artist's masterpieces, 100 watercolors and drawings, as well as first 300 prints, sculptures, photographs and documents, as well as a voluminous archive.
Free tours are held regularly to participate in the worthwhile since the works from different points of view and contexts are commented.