Wednesday, April 18, 2007
No Painting today. Took the grandsons for an airboat ride and afterward we drove a few miles farther to check out the Turner River, where we saw several alligators, a huge turtle sunning himself, a fabulous bird and a number of these magnificent Southeastern Lubber Grasshoppers. The longer we stayed at the site, the more we could pick out creatures who were camouflaged in the landscape. The highlight of the airboat ride was the tame pelicans ,which apart from the ride through the mangroves, accompanied us both at the beginning and the end of the ride. The guide has a little bucket of fish, of course.