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Tapping Your Toes With the Alligators

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Tapping Your Toes with the Alligators

Guest Post by Nancy Dobias

State and national parks mean many things to many people. For some they conjure up images of crowded facilities, traffic jams and the resultant short fuses.  All they see is the starting line--the masses of humanity seeking to "commune" with nature and the inevitable question, "Why? Why? Why did I let myself do this?"  It's too bad that these people don't allow themselves to see what's waiting in the distance, to see what they would experience if they would just separate themselves away the crowds, to see what would happen if the cell phones were turned off and their hearts and minds were made aware of all the nuances in their environment. Perhaps they might marvel at the beauty of the woods.

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...the beckoning of a moss-covered trail...

Or the interesting shapes formed by misshapen fallen trees and the intrigue of what lies beyond.

Myakka River State Park continues to be a park that both amazes and impresses.   There are no real traffic jams, the staff and its volunteers are friendly and eager to share the "secrets" of the Myakka with the park's many visitors.  There are even occasional evening music festivals at the park.   (The next music fest is FEB 2, 2018. ) 

Who knows....Maybe the wildlife will even be tapping their toes or bobbing their heads to the beat when the guitars and banjos begin picking out their melodies and strumming their tunes....

There are many reasons to visit the park but there are no reasons NOT to visit it.  Check it out.  Find YOUR reasons for visiting the park!

ALTER EAGLES CONCERT RESCHEDULED JANUARY 19TH

DUE TO UNSEASONABLY COLD WEATHER THE ALTER EAGLE CONCERT IS RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 19TH.

ALL TICKETS PREVIOUSLY PURCHASED WILL BE HONORED ON THE NEW DATE. PLEASE VISIT EVENTBRITE FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS. 

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The Alter Eagles are by far the most authentic representation of The Eagles! The members of the alter Eagles pool their talents to provide the most accurate and engaging live recreation of the Eagles music possible. Fans have confirmed, "If you close your eyes it sounds just like the Eagles." 

For one time only Friends of Myakka River are asking a increased ticket price for this event. Alter Eagles are a fantastic band and we thought they would be a great way to kick off our season. There is a high demand for this band and we are very fortunate to have them work with us. This will be the only increased ticket price this season. 

Cost: $25 per person ($20 for Friends members). Park entrance fee waived for concert if you arrive after 5pm. For more info call 941-361-6511 or 941-373-7839. Bring a chair and a picnic!

To learn more about the Alter Eagles visit their website.