This episode takes us to the Gulf Coast in the Southern United States, along the Florida Coast. We are never disappointed in Florida.
We focused our adventures on backroads, away from the coast, hoping to spot bear and perhaps a panther...no such luck! But we did encounter plenty of wildlife.
We stayed at the Ivey House in Everglades City, which is a quiet, small town in the everglades, near the coast. We enjoyed visiting the local cafe and chatting with folks at the Ivey House. The accommodations were lovely and we will definitely stay there again next time we are in the area! It was close to everything we wanted to do, and the people and accommodations were top notch. :) We've stayed in hundreds of hotels and of all, this one was simply perfect. It wasn't necessary the most luxurious, but it was comfy, cozy, quiet, 'homey', friendly, and meticulously clean. I wish I had photographed the swans made from towels left on the bed to welcome us!
The last night we spent in Florida, we went to Marco Island to watch the sunset. A return trip to Marco Island is on our bucket list during our next visit to the Everglades City area.
-Terri and Todd
HUGE THANKS TO THE IVEY HOUSE, and EVERGLADES ECO ADVENTURES in Everglades City, Florida.