Before Christmas last year darling husband and I met daughter little bird and my step-mother Mary in Port Charlotte Florida where my sister and her husband live.
Little Bird had to fly home to her husband and work but the rest of us went to Babcock Ranch in Punta Gorda to take the Swamp Buggy tour. The tour was great though the "museum" at the ranch was a little lacking. We saw swamp wildlife, which included a number of alligators, and flora that I'd never experienced. I especially like the cypress knees that stick up out of the water.
We picniced on the grounds when we returned from the tour and had a memorable day. The Sean Connery movie, Just Cause was filmed on the ranch and part of the set was still there. It intrigued us so we visited the video store on the way home and rented it. Creepy thriller of a movie but worth the rental. Check my Shutterfly for more photos of the ranch plus some of the Thomas Edison winter residence and workshop.