Alligators and swamps and munitions, oh my!
I've decided merely entering Florida was enough for this trip; I don't really need to go all the way down to the tip. So I stopped at Kindville, in the upper panhandle, before turning back
Baby alligators are cute and have soft bellies. Adult alligators might also have soft bellies, but I'd rather not check. If you take a boat tour through the bayou, your guide will toss them marshmellos. To get the really big ones interested, offer half a chicken. Dangle it on a string. Hand feeding an adult alligator would be A Bad Idea.
Asking your TomTom GPS to find "the shortest route" through the Florida panhandle also turns out to be A Bad Idea. You might find yourself directed onto an unmarked road that looks like this:
Which is still pretty flat and wide so you're not really worried...until the route turns into this:
Eventually you turn around, ignore all further suggestions to keep turning onto things that really don't look like roads, and only on the way out do you start seeing signs like this: