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.
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!
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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 :)
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!
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.
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. :(
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.