To finish off our weekend of fun we decided to drive to The Everglades, about an hour away, and ride bikes with the gators.
We heard about this 15 mile loop where you can bring your own bikes, or rent crappy ones (which is what we did) and you bike ride with gators just hanging out, sunbathing on the side of the road.
I was pretty scared when we started. Personally, this was my first 'ride with gators so close to me' experience, I didn't know if they were going to attack me or not! They didn't, thank goodness.
We decided to count and see how many alligators we saw.
We saw a lot of newborn gators, baby gators, medium sized gators, huge gators, and we even saw a gator fight between 2 big ones. It was awesome.
We counted 101.
101 cute creepy gators.
The gators didn't care about us. We would go up to them, they wouldn't move.
BUT they always kept their eyes on us, which was actually pretty creepy. If there eyes were closed, and we stopped, they would open their eyes and then just watch us....
From all the 101 gators we saw, I had a few that I just wished I could have taken home and trained them to love me and not eat me. I loved the little babies because they looked like stuffed animals, but mostly I loved this guy who was just hanging out on the road.
If you weren't looking where you were going, he would have eaten you for sure.
But look how fun he looks!?