Things along the trail including a snack left behind by some bird.
A great blue heron strutting along.
Alligator Alley trail was finally opened after being closed for 2 years. When Hurricane Irma came through in 2017, part of the trail was washed out. The county finally rebuilt the trail and it was great to walk down it after all that time.
The view along the lake.
The marigold were still out in late November, washing the trail in yellow.
On the road to south Florida, this famous eyesore sits at the Yeehaw Junction right before the Florida turnpike exit.
Sitting poolside at Brett’s aunt and uncle’s winter condo, we had a nice dinner with the family, watching the dinner boats go by.
Construction cranes are everywhere here, including next to our hotel.
On the road to Hallendale Beach sits a big statue in the parking lot at the horse race track. After the statue, we turn right to head over the bridge to the beach.
We stopped by Hard Rock Hotel to see the new guitar shaped hotel going up. The last 2 are shots from the top of the parking deck. You can barely make out the skyline of the beach.
The road back to Tampa, we headed across Alligator Alley (I75). We never see alligators on this road though. Just miles of the above view.
Late afternoon on Hallandale Beach, north of Miami. A quick walk before dinner.
Things on the beach. The beach was littered with Portuguese man o’ wars. I would not want to come close to one of these in the water. They are known to have a painful sting.
Tile on the walkway and hibiscus near the parking lot.
Big boats are common along the inter-coastal waterway.
Heading home before crossing Alligator Alley.
Some parting shots from our quick trip to south Florida to visit Brett’s relatives.