The Two RV Gypsies and family
Canoeing with the alligators
Riverbend Park in Jupiter, Florida
January 27, 2013
Palm Beach County's Riverbend Park, west of Jupiter, gained national recognition as the 2010 recipient of the prestigious National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials (NACPRO) Environmental / Conservation Award. This award program is presented to recognize an exceptional effort to acquire, restore, preserve, operate, or develop unique and significant conservation and natural areas and programs. Winning entries serve as a model to be shared with parks and recreation departments across the country.
|A really big Alligator
And away they go
The two RV Gypsies paddled their canoe under a bridge and over a small dam.
Josh and Sam didn't make it over the dam and so into the cold water they went, and the red cooler started to float away.
|John jumped into the water to fetch the cooler and helped upright Josh's canoe.
Josh and Sam ready for more action.
|The scenery was beautiful, but there were a lot of tight corners, and logs to paddle around.
|The two RV Gypsies took a break
Below: This girl got out of her canoe to entertain the two RV Gypsies.
|The trip back was much harder, paddling against the current. Sometimes everyone had to paddle with all of their strength and their canoes were barely moving.
|When everyone reached the dam again on the return trip, they dragged the canoes up one side of the boat ramp and back down the other side of the boat ramp to bypass the dam.
Lee Duquette took a short break
|Lee ducked as he paddled under a tree.
|Back in calm water again, it was time for some fun - but John hit Josh in the head with his paddle (not really, it just looks that way in the photo).