Fred and I had kayaking on our list of things to do but we could only find canoes available at Silver River State Park (probably because you cannot easily got out of canoes, and there are alligators in the water).
The canoe was 7$ per hour, and the first hour is free since you have to drive 15 minutes to the parking lot and then walk 15 minutes to the river.
It was some of the best 7$ we have ever spent.
All I wanted to see was turtles and alligators, which we saw in the first two minutes of our river trip. We joked that we could head back to shore right then.
This turtle was just a few inches long, but already understands how to be turtle-like at such a young age. It held up one of its legs just like all of the adult turtles we saw standing on logs.
Fred and I felt like we were at Disneyland. The only thing that could have made it better was if the animals started singing to us. I was waiting... I swear the alligators were smiling at us. Maybe it was more like a smirk. Like, lets see what happens if you come closer...
Turtles and alligators are best buds!
Florida is fascinating.