Sunday, March 22, 2009

Guess Where I Went


There were some of these.


Starkly clear message.

"Keep Your Distance."
... Oh, all right, if I have to ...

A Pure Florida potpourri.
So where was I?
This week's posts will share more, but I may have to rename this blog, "Pure Alligator".
It's gonna be gatory here for a few days.

15 comments:

threecollie said...

Not being particularly familiar with Florida parks and sanctuaries I won't venture a guess.
However, I am pretty sure it wasn't New York. lol

Airborne dad said...

I am thinking that Albert and Alberta live close to here.

Hurricane Teen said...

Looks like Payne's Prairie!
Only in Florida...

Florida Beach Basics said...

Proving once again that great minds think alike, I posted about alligators today, too! 'Tis the season.

Wherever you were, you were probably too close to the gator :)

Gotta love Spring in Florida.

marge

Felicia said...

Aha, La Chua Trail, on the north end of Paynes Prairie! One of my favorite places!

The other day, I saw a little gator (about two feet long) on the trail there; it was curious about some of us humans on the trail, and was walking towards us as if to check us out. So watch where you step out there!

SophieMae said...

Dang, and I was excited yesterday when I saw a buffalo herd (can't roller skate) and 3 ostriches, both groups with babies. I gotta get over there and see those wild hoses.

LOL, my word today is uneyed.

Dr. Know said...

Well, FC,
I tried to go there (La Chua Trail?) during my recent Coastal Florida Tour 2009, but couldn't get a motel room because of something called Gator Nationals. Not even at the overpriced Hilton across from the Art and NH Museum. Or 20 miles up the road. I was dead tired and gave up. My last post details the recent trip through the Everglades, Keys, etc. Apparently I have a real knack for bad timing, but I did see plenty of gators - some were nekked - of both kinds. ;-)

I can't decide which was my favorite - the one waiting in stealth for unwary canooers at the Turner River Canoe Launch, or the wet T-shirt contest winner in Key West.

CHEF TROLL said...

I was going to guess Punta Gorda but then I remembered you don't consider anything South of Ocala to be Florida.

So, Payne's Prairie.

Anonymous said...

we were on La Chua Trail one time and there was a girl talking on her cell phone, so immersed in her conversation that she didn't notice she was pacing back and forth only four feet from an 11-foot alligator.
yes, we interrupted her call to warn her ;-)

Floridacracker said...

Well, y'all are all too smart. Yes, Payne's Prairie at the Alachua Sink.
What an amazing place.

Tomorrow will be a more in depth look...

Laura said...

Our house is in a neighborhood on the edge of Kanapapa Prairie, which borders Paynes Prarie! Looking forward to the rest of the posts! I miss living up there :(

robin andrea said...

I'm glad there are commenters here who know their way around Florida because I have no idea where this gator-y place is.

jplabrak said...

Payne's Prairie, Micanopy, Alachua...

Mockingbird said...

Slither on, Florida Cracker!
I saw only one gator in Guana yesterday. Gators need a stimulus, too.

Karin Katherine said...

I took my kids on a field trip (during the coldest week we had in Florida this past January) to the panhandle and I wish I had photographed these signs. It brought back great memories. Thanks for sharing.