This past weekend Kent and I decided to drive north about 45 minutes to Huntsville State Park and go camping. We have a ghetto-fabulous Coleman tent trailer that we brought, along with various supplies and the dogs. The campground is all along a lake filled with fish, turtles, and about 40 total alligators. Apparently the alligators are in "winter-mode" and hiding until spring, so to Kent's disappointment the only ones we saw were babies in the nature center. I have never seen a real alligator (only ones on Disney's Jungle Cruise) and I was amazed at how creepy and dinosaurish their eyes are. I was surprised to find out that this lake has public swimming areas. Eek! No thanks. Anyway, we hiked around the lake several miles with the dogs, had fire-grilled mystery meat hot dogs, and enjoyed non-humid 70 degree weather. It was fabulous!