With that in mind, my recent trip to the Florida Everglades with my friend George should have had an excellent chance for success. On most fishing trips, the worst that's apt to happen is that you don't catch fish. But the Everglades are special, not so much because they're one of the country's top destinations for mixed-bag saltwater angling, but because there's at least the slim chance of being killed by an alligator, crocodile, shark, or poisonous snake. So if you assume the worst will happen in the Everglades, all you really need to do to have a better-than-expected trip is come back alive. Even if you catch no fish and have one of your limbs lightly gnawed on by a reptile, technically, the trip would be a considerable success.