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The picture (all shots taken by me and scanned to this effect by my husband) shows some multi-million dollar villas in the affluent community of Winter Park Village around Lake Osceola.
We visited Central Florida in January 2002, traveling all the way from the United Arab Emirates where we lived then. As usual, we went off the beaten path in addition to several Disney and non-Disney attractions. The haggard looks on our faces in the photographs posted on these pages is attributable to a jet lag and a blazing sun that even we, the people of the abundant sunshine (United Arab Emirates), were unaccustomed to during that part of the year.
We used the trip to rent out airboats and explore various lakes and water channels. Of course, airboating is not permissible in Everglades National Park, but it certainly is outside of the park boundaries.
To our utter surprise we found lakes, swamps, forests and gardens teeming with birds. Taking their snapshots turned out to be easy. Some of our best animal pictures were taken during this long trip.
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