They were lounging at Myakka state forest outside of Sarasota. I don't think they were mating or anything like that - probably just trying to steal each others heat.
I am facinated and terrified of alligators. But one of my favorite water colors is John Singer Sargent's painting of alligators. This is in the Worcester Art museum and I saw it once (it's not on permanent display) - I remember almost feeling the heat of the sun on their backs.
HAW everyone - alligators and all.