Monday 28th December, 2015
First of all, Dean and I want to wish all our family and friends a wonderful Holiday Season. May the coming year be a happy one for you.
It was just the two of us this Christmas. I had to make do with the good memories from last year when we had our lads with us. Thank goodness we still enjoy each others company.
Apparently this has been the rainiest December in local history here in Miami. We had 8 ½ inches over two days. I thought we might have to put a rudder on the camper. It has rained almost every day or threatened to. We still managed to get plenty of sightseeing in-between the showers.
South beach is a great place to people watch. This guy just rode his elevated bike back and forth all day on the promenade.
I lost count of the sunbathing iguanas we passed on a canal bike ride.
This buzzard and iguana were eying each other pretty closely.
Of course we saw lots of alligators on our hikes/bikes around the Everglades National Park.
This mum was keeping a close eye on her babies.
They looked so cute running about on the rock and leaping into the water.
This old geezer didn’t even open his eyes for me.
The campground has many avocado trees.
The fruit was falling from the trees and just waiting for us to scoop it up.
The Florida avocados are huge. Not quite as tasty as the usual Haas avocado we buy but pretty darn good and the price was right. You know how I love to harvest free stuff. The yellow goodness has been going into omelets, salads and guacamole. I froze quite a bit too.
Now that’s a carrot, over a pound a piece. They might be huge but are surprisingly tasty. A lot of produce is grown around Miami.
Mind you, THAT’S A CABBAGE!!! This is a 1986 picture of Dean manhandling the local produce in Turkey.
Dean has been having his southern fix with lots of okra. I can even eat a bit if it’s baked to take the slime out.
We had fun posing with the Banyan trees. There are many of these huge trees in southern Florida. I think I looked the best, but Dean had a pretty good scary facial expression.
There were plenty of these rascals everywhere. Raccoons are pretty smart at lifting off the trash can lids.
Another score on free food. I carried this baby home on my bike.
No juice because someone belted the living daylights out of the nut with an axe, but the coconut was pretty delicious.
We are back on the road and heading west. Well, we have to go north first to North Florida and then it’s Westward for a couple of thousand miles. Chat again next year. 2016 here we come.