This fort has a moat. For some reason that surprised me. I guess I didn’t really picture fortifications in the US as having been based on those in Medieval Europe. Not sure why. One of those mental disconnects I am often subject too. Once I saw it, it made perfect sense. Before that wouldn’t have even considered it. But the best part of this moat. It had an alligator living in it. How awesome is it that I saw my first alligator, living in a moat? I guess he liked his stereotypes. 

Oh and in case you are curious, this cannon is pointing right at where I was standing to take the last photo. I was just beyond the hills shooting the sunny side of the fort.