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Archive for December 29th, 2010

Gators in Gainesville

University of Florida’s “Gators” are more than just a sports team. While visiting our daugher in Gainesville, we went to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, an amazing site! We saw dozens of real live alligators sunning themselves on the banks and in the brush. There were lots of beautiful birds, and my favorite– wild horses! When Jessica told me we might be lucky enough to see the wild horses, I asked, “You mean like Misty of Chincoteague?” She smiled and said yes! That was a first for me.

Here are some photos of the amazing wildlife we saw.

Tom, Jessica, and Mike pose by the "Beware of Alligators" sign (note that we didn't take Jessica's little dog with us!)

Gators can be seen everywhere!

The lovely park in the fall

See the wild horses hiding by the trees

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