Friday, March 18, 2011

I can't complain Day: 3 & 4

A continuation of the rubbing it in...

We took a drive down US 1 through a couple of the Keys and stopped at DQ for a treat. Pete still has a dairy allergy but we thought we'd just throw the question out there, "Do you have anything non-dairy here?", thinking ya right, this is DAIRY Queen. Turns out they did but boy did it stain! Pete's hands were blue for the next day.

Funny how a spoon just doesn't do the job. Ya always gotta try with the finger.


Thursday we decided to go for an adventure and hop on a Glass Bottom Boat Tour. I don't know what I was thinking when I tried to smuggle in that ball under my dress...I guess I thought the boys might need something to play with. Silly me.

The water was so pretty. Lots of shades of green and blue. That is the Atlantic Ocean there in the distance.

The "glass bottom" was more like windows in the bottom. It is hard to tell the depth in this picture. They let you sit on the ledge and dangle your feet but the windows were about 4-5 feet below my dangling feet. We saw lots of fun coral, lots of sting ray, jelly fish, and of course, many different colored fish.

On our way back, the boys preferred to watch from the windless-inside.

I, on the other hand, liked it in the very front of the boat. I saw lots of birds and got to see my favorite bird of all time, the Belted Kingfisher.

Back at the park, we got some hot dogs and these White Ibis were hanging out picking up crumbs.

Right next to our hotel is a very quiet (strangely) Tiki Bar that offers free sunset cruises on this pirate ship. The boys go nuts over it every time it comes and goes. Unfortunately, it is all booked up for the evening for the rest of our stay, but we may be able to get a ride in the afternoon next week.

This evening a pelican got itself caught up in a fishing lure that was hooked under its wing and then connected through its beak, poor thing. He was captured with a net and these brave fishermen worked hard to clip off all the barbs and poured alcohol under the wing.

Then they sent him on his way. Hope he does okay.

Some pretty sunset pictures:


Tracy Giles said...

Gotta love vacation!! Looks like the boys are having lots of fun in the sun! Enjoy all that beach time!

beck said...

Wow, what a beautiful vacation spot! Your boys are seriously the CUTEST!! Oh, man. And I love your cute belly! Hope you enjoy the rest of your time there.

Mad Hadder said...

Wow!! I take back all the "mean" thoughts I've had about your lack of blogging lately! This is fantastic. Love the rockets! So very Cape Canaveral--even though you aren't there.

The Mortensens said...

more and more jealousy!! How fun for you guys. It seems magical. And I'm loving your dresses, I need to know where you got them!

Hope the rest of your trip goes great!