Wednesday – February 6, 2013
We departed the Midway Campground in the Big Cypress National Preserve at 8:45 a.m. It is a bright sunny day with the temperature in the low 70’s, making for a nice day to travel. Our destination today is the Long Pine Key Campground in the Everglades National Park. This is one of our favorite campgrounds in southern Florida. The campsites are very spacious and offer a fair amount of privacy between campsites. We spent 10 days here in January 2013 and will spend another 10 days here on this visit.
We arrived at Long Pine Key at 11:00 a.m., selected campsite #96 and proceeded to set it up with the amenities we desire while camping. This campsite is quite large and very nicely laid out. We decided this would be our preferred campsite on our future visits.
Late afternoon arrived; hunger pains were setting in. Time to refuel the body as well as our pantry. The closest city to Everglades National Park is Florida City, about 15 miles to the east, so off we go! Our first stop is to the Cracker Barrel Restaurant. We each had the chicken fried chicken with three sides. Our bodies sufficiently refueled, we then headed over to the Walmart, a few blocks away, to pick up a few supplies.
We arrived back at our campground around 6:30 p.m., exhausted from the day’s activities. Time to kick back and relax with a nice glass of wine.
Camping Fee: $8.00 per night with our Golden Age Passport.
Total miles traveled today: 73
Tomorrow another adventure begins.