Sunday, February 17, 2013

EverGlades NP - 02/17/13

Sunday – February 17, 2013

Sunday – February 17, 2013

We are really enjoying our ten-day stay here at the Long Pine Key Campground in the Everglades National Park. We were scheduled to depart on Saturday, but we decided we would extend our stay for another four days. We will now depart on Wednesday and spend eight days at the Flamingo Campground in the Everglades National Park.

A cold front from the north arrived in southern Florida Friday evening, producing high winds with thunderstorms throughout the night. The temperature plunged from the mid 80’s to the high 50’s. Frequent rain showers and windy conditions prevailed throughout Saturday, and the rain finally subsided in the late afternoon. The temperature dropped to the mid 40’s Saturday night so we fired up our electric heater to keep our Casita trailer nice and toasty.

Today was a sunny day with the temperature in the low 60’s, and a bit windy. Not that bad, considering the alternative of being back home in Chicago, enduring the cold February weather there. It will be another cold night here with the temperature in the low 40’s. The forecast for this week is the temperature will be in the low 70’s on Monday and then to the mid 80’s for the rest of the week. I think we can handle that!

Tomorrow another adventure begins.

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