"Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble."
It's our practice to offer out-of-town guests a menu of non-Disney things to do. Not just because of ever-increasing costs at the Magic Kingdom and EPCOT but to give people an opportunity to experience natural Florida.
Walt Disney World is not Florida.
One of the options is an airboat tour of Lake Jesup.* This 16,000-acre lake (65 km), one of the largest lakes in Central Florida, with varying depths of four to nine feet, is the Sunshine State up close. It's a body of murky water home to various species, including Great Blue Heron and Snowy Egrets.
And it has a reputation as the most alligator-infested lake in the U.S., with 13,000 gators (1.3 million statewide), according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. (FFWCC biologists conduct gator census at night using spotlights and counting eyes.)
|Lake Jesup, Florida (C) Trip Advisor
- Refrain from dealing with people about whose character there is a question. It keeps your mind uneasy. It is far better to lose the business.
- Where the risks are too significant, one loss may wipe out a hundred safe arrivals.
- "Shoemaker, stick to thy last." Better to cleave to what you know and be known as someone others can trust.