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Everglades City Seafood Festival

Country music, beer, smoking, and 'colorful' language

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My back was extremely painful this morning and I could barely get down the stairs, so Jere and Joe went on a canoe trip without me. The trip was lead by a ranger from the preserve and lasted almost 5 hours through the Everglades. They saw lots of birds and gators and learned about the local history. There was no way that I could sit in the canoe for several hours without being in a lot of pain, so I reluctantly stayed at the RV.

We went to the Everglades City Seafood Festival for dinner. It's extremely popular and they say 40,000 to 50,000 people attend. It is an extremely small town, so with that many people, lots of crowds! We did get to eat Gator Nuggets--like many other things, gator taste likes chicken.

We stayed to listen to a part of the country music concert, but left after a few songs -- too many people, too much beer, way too much cigarette smoke. Plus, my brother, who died several weeks ago from a heart attack, lived in Everglades City and loved to go to this festival. He was supposed to be there with us. As much as I tried not to think about it, after awhile, I simply couldn't avoid the sadness that I felt.

Posted by jengelman 04:53 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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