The River of Grass
Florida’s Everglades. I can’t think of a better way to bid adieu (or I guess it should be adios) to sunny South Florida, than a ride through the River of Grass with a few friends. Dillon, the third generation of this family-owned business did an excellent job as captain and tour guide, explaining the complex ecosystem to this crowd of locals. The Coopertown crew has helped with a lot of filming for TV and movies. Currently they are on a TV show in France, can’t remember the name, but it sounds like it’s the French version of Amazing Race.
Coopertown Air Boat rides: 11 miles west of the Florida Turnpike on US 41 (Tamiami Trail). 305.226.6048 http://coopertownairboats.com/ Call to reserve. There is also a brief wildlife show and a restaurant with a menu featuring frog legs and gator tail.