On the Road, Again: South Florida!

Jellyfish, catching the sunset

Jellyfish, catching the sunset

We’re off! Driving south, as far south as we can go… to Key West! I road tripped to south Florida and the Keys on one of my winter breaks back in college. I planned to camp, but I was so scared of the alligators that I slept in my car! We’ll definitely be camping out on this trip, now that Drew and I are both certified alligator wranglers! No Teardrop. We’re road tripping the old fashioned way: two people, three dogs, one Honda Element. Stay tuned for posts from Savannah, the Serpentarium, the Everglades and the Keys!

Mary vs. Alligator. I won!

Mary vs. Alligator. I won!

Last time I road tripped through Florida, I barely survived the worst hike of my life. Read my previous post Leon Sinks: Worst. Hike. Ever!

About theblondecoyote

Mary Caperton Morton is a freelance science and travel writer with degrees in biology and geology and a master’s in science writing. A regular contributor to EARTH magazine, where her favorite beat is the Travels in Geology column, she has also written for the anthologies Best Women's Travel Writing 2010 and Best Travel Writing 2011. Mary is currently based in western Colorado. When she’s not at the computer she can usually be found outside -- hiking, skiing, climbing mountains and taking photographs. Visit her website at www.marycapertonmorton.com.
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11 Responses to On the Road, Again: South Florida!

  1. RoSy says:

    Glad YOU won!

  2. Great picture – the jelly – like a golden medallian and then you like the Crock Hunter! Go girl! – Renee

  3. My family of four hit the road in the Summer of 2006 for the trip of a lifetime. We traversed the country in a minivan towing a pop-up trailer. It was a great summer. Reading your posts brought back some great memories! http://www.blogspot.hazzardfamily.com

  4. fhazzard says:

    Wrong URL in the last post: http://www.hazzardfamilly.blogspot.com.

  5. Angela Bryans says:

    If you take I-75 on your way back north please email me.

    I have enjoyed your post so much I feel I owe you something

    My husband I would like to take the two of you out to lunch or dinner. Maybe we could be the stranger of the day. We live in Gainesville, FL.

    • Hi Angela! Thanks so much for the offer. It would be great to meet you and share a meal. If we come back that way, I’ll let you know. Depending on how long we lay on the beach, we might have to book it home fast on I-95… Thanks for reading! M

  6. Looking forward to new blogs/photos! Carol

  7. Phil Lanoue says:

    Always love seeing alligators!

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