We made one last stop at our favorite produce stand, “Robert Is Here,” to stock up on some wonder fresh vegetables.
This time, we found the correct turn onto Rt 997 and headed through Florida City and Homestead. This is a very agricultural area. We passed field after field of tomatoes, corn, cabbages, etc.
At Rt 41, we made a left and immediately hit the construction that is going on to correct the damage done to the Everglades. When the construction is complete, the flow from Lake Okeechobee will be corrected and the Everglades ecosystem will begin to return to what it once was.
As we drove through the construction, we saw a cyclist who we met later at the campground. He had left Miami early this morning and was on a trip across Florida to Naples. There he was going to get a ferry to Key West and bike the entire keys returning again to Miami…that’s a lot of pedaling.
We love the ride across the Tamiami Trail. Once you get through the construction, it's so beautiful. Two lanes, very little traffic and a beautiful tree-lined highway with canals where you can usually see alligators as you drive!!
When we got to Midway, we were fortunate to get site 14, one of the nicest in the park. This is the perfect location to return to Shark Valley to bike, visit Big Cypress Preserve and Everglades City. The next few days will be lots of fun.