Monday, October 10, 2011

A few more pictures

We are chilling out in Starbucks at the moment, because we wont have internet in our apartment for a few more days.. But I have finally uploaded the pictures from our snorkeling trip and our dolphin swim. Here's a few.
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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Hello

Just thought I would drop a quick note saying Hi, I haven't forgotten our blog. We've just been busy. We have finally arrived back home and now we have to unpack all of our stuff from storage, moving into our new place. Which we are going to do today.

I still promise to add pictures from snorkeling and pictures from the dolphin show soon! Here's a peek!

Later, -Katie

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

On our way home

We drove all day yesterday, and stopped last night to camp in Gulf Shores, Alabama. (Which is where Taylor used to go to school, so she got to see an old friend) For dinner last night we went to Lamberts Cafe- Home of the Thrown Rolls! that place is fun. :)

Anyway, here are a few random pictures from the Keys that I haven't posted yet.
Southern Most Point in the USA.
Parasailing
Snorkeling
Taylor
Keith
Tabatha petting a nurse shark.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Bobby the Gator

We are on our way back home via the west coast of florida, which means we got to go through the everglades. Look what I found!

Baby Bobby the Alligator was so so cute, He even gave me a gator hug!

Yesterday Taylor and I got to swim with some dolphins- I haven't uploaded pictures yet, but I will asap.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Key West Sunset

Every night in Key West there is a Sunset Celebration, where there are abunch of performers & artists celebrating the sun setting.
I got a couple of pics of the beautiful sunset!
sunset
pretty sunset

Kracko in the Keys


Whew, it's been a busy couple of days. I've made it almost to Cuba.
I've had to stay on my toes too. From Hammerhead sharks to Crocodile waiters, to pirates, it's a wonder I have survived.

It's been a fun time tho. I went snorkeling with the family and played at the beach. Did a little souvenir shopping and worked on my tan. oh and had a little pizza in key west.




Sunday, October 2, 2011

Snorkeling

I can't believe I forgot to mention this in yesterdays post..

While we were out snorkeling, Taylor and I saw a shark! Taylor spotted it and started swimming away, and I was swimming closer to get a better look! It was a 6ft long nurse shark, which don't generally bother people, but still seeing a shark was really awesome!
I wish I had gotten a picture. :(

Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Florida Keys

Today we made it to the florida keys- It's beautiful here!! The weather is in the 80s and the water is nice & warm! Today we took a snorkel tour, I have a couple of pictures from the 25 minute boat ride out to the coral reef. I used an underwater camera to take pictures in the water of the coral reef, so I have to wait and get those developed. (so old school, lol.)
But here are a few pics from the day..
Tonight we will be staying in this nice little treehouse hotel. cute, right?

Friday, September 30, 2011

Looking for Manatees

Yesterday was fun, we went out in search of some manatees!
(whenever I think of manatees, I hear Larry singing Barbara Manatee from Veggies Tales)

We didn't see any at the manatee viewing center, but then we decided to hike down to a nearby jetty where we were told we could probably find some, which we did!
Manatee
Manatee
There was actually 2 of them. They were so cute, just playing in the water! We didn't get to swim with them though. :(

I'm not sure what we are doing today, Just heading a little further south down the coast. :)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hang Gliding

AMAZING. That's probably the best word to describe my hang gliding experience yesterday. I loved it!










Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center was really really neat. I loved seeing how the shuttles were made, the Saturn 5, and the way NASA looked when they sent someone to the moon.

I also really loved the Star Trek Exhibition. They had abunch of the costumes from Star Trek (like Troi's dresses, Data's uniform, Kirk's uniform, etc) They had phasers & communicators, and the bridge from The Original Series! So, we all got to sit in Captain Kirk's Chair. 
Awesome, right??

The Shuttle Launch simulator was pretty neat (but really bumpy) however I will NEVER be getting on a G-force simulator ever again. Never ever.

-Katie

Cocoa beach.

Yesterday I got the chance to go to Orlando and go Hang gliding at Wallaby Ranch. It was so amazing! Soaring over the landscape at about 1000 feet up, looking down at tiny trees and cars along the road. So glad I did it.

The day before we had went to Kennedy Space center. They had an awesome museum, we met an astronaut too. Got to see the launch pad , mission control from the apollo missions, and the Star Trek exhibit. I even got to sit in Capt. Kirk's chair. So did Kracko :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Loving this beach



Hey guys, Florida is amazing! The beaches, the jungles, the tacky tourist shops, I love it all! Today we are headed to the Kennedy Space Center which is going to be AWESOME. We are going to be super nerdy and visit all the Star Trek exhibits! Our trip is going to be coming to an end in a couple weeks, but until then we are loving all this Florida sunshine!

Monday, September 26, 2011

FLORIDA

Crossing into Florida gives one the impression of having stepped back in time to a Jurassic Park era. Giant palms and palmettos, jungle everywhere. One expects either monkeys or dinosaurs to stomp through at any moment.

Then just as unexpectedly the ocean breaks through with all its beauty and lovely beachfront homes line the shore.

Had a beautiful morning bike ride along the shore road out of Jacksonville Beach. Then we spent the day in St. Augustine, Fl.

Drank from the Fountain of Youth, feeling younger and more spry by the moment, lol. We also toured the Castille de San Marcos. It is still quite impressive after 400 years or so.

Ended the day at the Hilton , Daytona Beach. :)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

and the photo of the day is....

The Sunshine State


Okay, I'm finally updating the blog, We haven't had internet access the past few days. Here's what we've been up to--

We walked around Charleston, SC, which was interesting. Not my favorite place, but I think the history buff's      (taylor and dad) had fun.
We also got a hotel and spent the night in downtown historic Savannah, Georgia. I definitely liked Savannah better than Charleston, it was a nicer city.
And, Guess what?? We have finally made it to Florida!! The ocean here is so beautiful, the water is super clear. We went swimming yesterday, & built dolphin "sandcastles" in the sand. (didn't get a picture though.)
Tomorrow I think we are riding to St Augustine in the morning and than sight seeing around there for the rest of the day, Since it's the oldest city in the United States, and Fountain of Youth, etc.


Hopefully, I won't have trouble riding tomorrow, I've had a cold for the past couple of days. :(
-Katie

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Playing Mini Golf in Myrtle Beach

Yesterday as we were chilling out in Myrtle Beach we decided to go play some mini golf,(because Ruby has never played putt-putt before.) so we walked around and found "Captain Hooks Adventure Mini Golf" which was super fun.
I uploaded the pics onto flickr, but here are a few.