#26: Gators, BBQ, and Airboats

From the top of the Everglades, Paul Proly joins us from Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures.  Learn about the wildlife of Florida, most notably gators, what Boggy Creek has to offer, and what food Ren is curious to try.

You can download this episode from your favorite podcast listening app (how?) or listen to it below. Check here for links, photos, and any video we talk about during the show!

Drink of the Day

This episode’s Drink of the Day is Fanta Green Apple. It’s strong aroma smells like Suave shampoo or a Jolly Rancher.  It tastes okay at first but the strong taste makes it hard for even Ren to finish. 

Guest Spotlight

Located on 32 acres, Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures is fun for the whole family.  With a variety of packages suited to your needs, guests can ride or drive the airboats, visit the Native American Village, and dig in the Gem Mine.

It’s never the same experience twice, you can see Florida in its natural environment.  Airboats speed can go up to 60mph and the expert drivers can spin these boats like a racecar, without any worry of flipping over.

Camping is available onsite along with their award-winning restaurant, Boggy Bottom Barbeque.

Visit their website at bcairboats.com and check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Random Tidbits

Who knows exactly how the myth of mermaids was started, but this article by the Smithsonian may help clear things up.

While you won’t find gators at the Boggy Creek campsite, they just might visit your door?

Food Favs

From the description of their brisket and gator bites, Ren is chomping at the bit to check out Boggy Bottom BBQ, although he’s unsure of how he feels about eating alligator.

Movie Madness

We dedicate all movie references this episode to Burt Reynolds.  An alumni of Florida State, he filmed an awful lot of movies in Florida.

  • Waterboy, starring Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, and Henry Winkler
  • Gator, starring Burt Reynolds, Jack Weston, and Lauren Hutton
  • Smokey and the Bandit, starring Burt Reynolds and Sally Field
  • Smokey and the Bandit 2, starring Burt Reynolds and Jackie Gleason
  • The Longest Yard, starring Adam Sandler and Burt Reynolds
  • Joe Dirt, starring David Spade and Brittany Daniel
  • Hook, starring Dustin Hoffman and Robin Williams
  • Anaconda, starring Jon Voight and Jennifer Lopez
  • Snakes on a Plane, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Julianna Margulies
  • The Grey, starring Liam Neeson and Dermot Mulroney

More Listening

Learn more about a different kind of wildlife in our episode with Jessica from New England Falconry.

You can contact Ren and Cam by using the form here or by reaching out on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter using #gonetrippin. Peace be the journey.

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