If you know me then you know I like to experience things in atypical conditions. So I didn’t mind the pouring rain at Biscayne Bay. I liked hanging out with the park rangers and the other women working on earning their junior ranger badges as adults as well, and getting to look at the adult junior ranger book they are working on. I liked having the park basically to myself. I liked watching the Miami skyline disappear as the rain moved in and came down harder. I liked accidentally saying “Hi, penguin” to this pelican as it landed, and cracking up when I realized my mistake that no one else was around to hear. I liked meandering through tree farms on back roads to avoid tolls, and navigating my way through the lakes forming on the road and wondering if my rental car was somehow part boat. Any one can google a pretty picture of this place in the sun, I’m glad I got to see it in a way that isn’t normally portrayed.