On the drive back to the RV, we took a detour called the loop road. Most of it was paved but very narrow. Many places the road was too narrow for cars to pass going opposite directions, and several small bridges only allowed one car at a time. We did see a lot of alligators and some interesting birds and plants.
Like I said. A LOT OF ALLIGATORS.
Along the way on this road there were a lot of bromeliads.
Some turtles and birds.
After a long drive with most of it being unpaved and very dusty, we stopped at the entrance to the campground. It is named Monument for a reason. This was the site of a conference with the Seminole tribe leaders. The meeting was in 1936. David Sholtz the governor called the meeting to see if the state could help the tribes. Tribe leaders were concerned that this might be a ploy to remove them from the Everglades, so they are reported to only have two words for the Governor. "Pohoan Checkish" which means "Just leave us alone." Not the reaction the Sholtz expected but he honored what they wanted.
Time to relax and enjoy another pretty sunset.
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