We had been there a couple of days when one of the reps took us on a tour of the complex. There was a big lake next to our apartment. The rep went on to say that an alligator had moved into the lake a few days earlier. He told us what to do if it gave chase ! Not to run on a straight line as he could run up to 40 mph ? He told us to run n zig zags as this affects his sight and he is then unable to detect you. Well I thought he was having us on. I knew alligators lived in the Everglades in Florida but surely not on a holiday complex ?
How wrong I was, there one night when we came on late sure enough two scaly eyes were peering at us. We saw him often after that he was about 4 foot long and was so at ease with people coming and going from the apartment. I was surprised to find out that many alligators lived along side the people in Florida. There were many lakes around and about. A golfer also told us they sun themselves on the golf course as long as you leave them in peace and do not try and retrieve your golf ball from next to it they leave you alone.
Our apartment was stunning. It had full air conditioning which was a blessing as the heat was unbearable at times. With a huge shower room and jacuzzi bath tub and a small balcony. Just lovely.
|Aaron is now as tall as his mum ?|
|the garden pool were we swam|
There were many of this little lizards all around. One American man told us how as children they used to catch them and hang them on their ears as earrings. Of course Aaron had to have a go !
We also saw snakes along the paths when walking to the club house.
Mystic Dunes is stunning.
Well this was the place we stayed, what we got up to in the States will been next. Not to be missed the American Dream Daniel`s Dream xxxx