On our recent trip to Florida, we took a few hours to hop on an air-boat and cruise the Evergaldes!

The day we took our tour of the Everglades, there was a severe thunderstorm that knocked out power to the area and as our guide said, "it was exactly the type of weather you need for good gator activity."

Even though the lightning was intense, we were allowed to go on on a mostly metal boat and look for these beauties.  The Everglades are simply amazing and this is one thing that I have had on my bucket list that I can finally check off.