Monday, October 21, 2013

Florida

2 weeks ago, Andrew and I got to spend 5 days kid-less in Florida. We had a great time visiting with friends, family and even getting some time at the beach to celebrate our 10 year anniversary.

I took no pictures of our time in Orlando (which is sad because we were with great people), but have a few from our time at the beach.

A highlight of our trip was a kayaking tour we took. Our guide was great and would just jump into the water and pull out sea life to show us.

We got to hold this conch...

 ... and this sea cucumber as well as sea urchins and sea stars. We saw three different kind of jelly fish, lots of different crabs, fish and birds... it was great.

We also got to kayak through the mangroves which was really neat.

You are supposed to be able to see dolphins and manatees on that kayaking tour. We saw neither while kayaking, but happened to see both from the shore. We tracked these 2 manatees for a mile down the beach and got to higher ground for a better look (not a great picture, sorry).

 We got to watch the sunset on the beach which was pretty spectacular.

October is the time of year to go to the beach. It was empty... just us and some birds walking the beach.

We are grateful to Andrew's parents who watched the girls so we could go. 

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