Saturday, January 26, 2008


Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki means "a place of learning, a place to remember" in the Seminole language. The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is a wonderful place 13 miles north of Alligator Alley, which means it is literally out in the middle of nowhere! We drove down there today to learn something about Florida Native Americans. It's a terrific museum with lifesize mannikins displaying Seminole life.

My favorite parts were the very well done slide presentation, done in panorama style, and the beautiful and unique items of clothing which were displayed everywhere.
Dylan's favorites were the Legend storytelling and the mile and a half nature walk.

For some unknown reason we were unable to find the tribal we drove back out to Alligator Alley and got a surprisingly good BLT at the gas station there, and Dylan got two corn dogs - he said they were much better than the school corndogs!
Dick took this picture of Dylan and me unwrapping our ice cream - Dick thought it would be a nice contrast to the previous picture of TooJay's! I must repeat, however, that this little gas station had a really really good BLT sandwich!

We stopped at Quiet Waters Park on the way home so that Dick could put a travel bug in a cache. Dylan was delighted by these nesting birds - mostly ibis and egret: