Unforgetable Florida ADVENTURE

CHARLOTTE OWENSBY

Everglades Holiday Park airboat ride

DAY 1-EXCITING EVERGLADES AIR BOAT RIDE!!!

Holiday Park is a wonderful place in the Fortlauderdale Everglades to go on an air boat ride. When your on an air boat ride you can see many unique birds, ducks, and maybe even a allagator. When I went there I saw birds, ducks, and a 8-10 ft. long alligator. Holiday park is home to the gator boys who are on TV. If you don't know who they ae, I will tell you. They are a group of guys that catch alligators that are near people. Catching alligators was started by the seminols whos tribe became a tribe in the 1700s. There tribe is still around today. After you are on your airboat ride you can see a gator boy preform tricks with a alligator. You can also hold a baby alligator if you want. Isn't that amazing!

DAY 2- THE JERK MACHINE

Thursday, May 16th, 12pm to Saturday, May 16th 2020 at 10pm

Visit us at 111 NW 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The Jerk Machine is a wonderful Jamaican restaurant that opened in 1989. They have many amazing meat and vegetarian dishes. They play wonderful reggae music for you to enjoy. They also do catering. Desmond and Catherine both were born in Jamaica and migrated to Canada in 1982. They started this restaurant in Canada and it grew to Florida and other places. They soon came to Florida and now own the Jerk Machine here in Fortlauderdale. Lots of Jamaican immigrants lived here and has spread there culture here in Florida.

Day 3 - St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum

Sunday, May 17th 201 at 9am to Friday, May 17th, 8pm

12 South Castillo Drive St. Augustine, FL 32084

This wonderful museum has pirate artifacts dated back from 1563. The tour guides will tell you fun interesting true stories and amazing facts. There are many cool activities like exploring and going on treasure hunts. It has amazing treasures that you won't even beleive. Pirates were bad people that stole booty/treasure from other ships and burnded down villages in St. Augustine. They lived in the 1600s-1700s. You will see all the things that the museum has in the video below.
Pirate and Treasure Museum in St. Augustine

Day 4 - The Dry Tortugas

The Dry Tortugas are a small group of island located about 70 miles out in the ocean from Key West. The Spanish and the explorer Juan Ponce de Leon were the first Europeans to discover them in 1513. The name of the islands is the second oldest surviving European place name in the United States. The United States government in the early 1800s built Fort Jefferson on one of the Tortugas to protect the United States. The fort is the largest masonry structure in the Americas and is built from over 16 million bricks from as far away as Maine. The fort was never fully completed. Fort Jefferson was used by the Union as a prison during the Civil War. One famous prisoner was Dr. Samuel Mudd who was jailed for helping and assisting John Wilkes Booth after the assassination of President Lincoln. In addition to visiting Fort Jefferson, many people visit the Dry Tortugas each year for the beautiful snorkeling and scuba diving, and great fishing.

Day 5 - Fun Day At The Daytona 500

The Daytona 500 is a NASCAR race held in Daytona Beach Florida. It is a 500 mile race. Many people from teh United States and around the world come to Daytona to race. People from all over the world come to be in the crowd to cheer for there own country. You can come and cheer for your home country too!