Last Saturday Tim and I took a nice little walk in an itty bitty preserve I had forgotten even existed. It's right here in Venice (off island) at the end of a road that gives nobody even the suggestion of a reason to travel down. But if you do, you will see as you drive through the chain link gate (which sometimes is closed and locked) into the teeny tiny parking lot, the trail head is obvious.
It's only about a mile long and paved the entire way (which is unusual) and peppered with constant reminders to Beware the Alligator and of course Do Not Feed the Wildlife. I suppose if the alligator bites you, you are literally feeding the alligator. So don't do that. We did not see the gator anywhere. And we looked!
There is a canoe/kayak launch, benches here and there and even a little pavilion perfect for picnics. And of course trees. And flowers. And butterflies (see above - Tim took that photo!) And the river. And the small critters.
Well see for yourself:
It was a short walk but a very pretty one and a nice surprise on a lazy Saturday afternoon. I have only walked that path once before and it might have been 3 or even 4 years ago and I had completely forgotten about it.
So I'm especially glad Tim thought to take us back there for another visit. Maybe next time we will see the gator.
Have a great weekend. And however you choose to spend it, please have fun and be safe.
Hugs all 'round
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