Yesterday, after our alpha male paratrooper, home on a pass, had secured the TV remote and the couch and our 16-year-old son had turned our backyard into a testosterone-filled Spring Break Central, Gayle and I decided to take a break and head to St. Augustine.
It was an extraordinary spring day and we ended up at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm. Most visitors from out of state come to the Alligator Farm for the novelty of seeing some big, well-fed gators (and an occasional croc as well). Most people don't know that this time of year, the farm has a world class rookery of wading birds. Virtually every species will come through there and many nest. The birds like the relative safety of the farm because the alligators keep the predators away from their nests. At any rate, here's what we saw:
It was nice to have a day off.