Why We Went to Florida

This picture of a Great Egret on a car was taken in the J.N. Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island. This was the car in which we toured Florida. February 2001. Photo by Brian Larkin
Photo by Brian J. Larkin, February 2001

Is there in Florida an alternative to Puerto Escondido, Mexico for a mid-winter vacation?

Every February since 1985 we vacationed in Mexico. In the late-90s, costs started rising and airline connections became increasingly difficult. In 2001, we were short on time, prices were high, and transportation connections required overnight stays both ways. We decided it was time to try someplace different. So we tried Florida.

We took this picture at the J. N. Darling Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island.