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Seeing Lake Okeechobee

Last weekend, Adrian and I visited the Ft. Myers area for a great destination wedding on Gasparilla Island. We took Alligator Alley across Florida to the west side of the state, which is the quickest route.

However, always being up for seeing something new, we decided to take a different route home, which would avoid the interstate highway and take about twice as long.

Along the way, we saw some cute small towns and were able to stop and see Lake Okeechobee, the huge lake in the southern central part of the state which is our major water supply. It is surprisingly not too far away, but neither of us had reason to see the area before, and it was fun to see something new on our way home.

Here are some photos:

At Lake Okeechobee

Lake Okeechobee

Lake Okeechobee

As you can see, the lake isn’t really much to look at from where we were able to stop for an overlook, but it was still fun to say we’ve been there.

Also, on another fun note, while we were in Ft. Myers, Adrian and I were able to have lunch with Marisa, my college roommate. Marisa & I hadn’t seen each other in about six years since I moved away from the Orlando area, and it was fun to see each other and catch up!

Me & Marisa

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MeredithMay 24, 2008 - 3:35 pm

I love your glasses. We nearly have matching frames!! :D

starlakittyMay 24, 2008 - 9:32 pm

Aw, you guys look so cute! I’m glad you had the chance to catch up.

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