Can't say if the blog is dying a slow death or just taking a break, but at least it's alive for now.
A deep-winter family trip to Florida brought out the shorts, tee-shirts, and swim trunks along with the big camera. We designed a trip to avoid crowded freeways and theme parks -- not an easy undertaking in the Sunshine State!
A quick overnight in Fort Lauderdale and we we're off to the everglades:
Dodging alligators on Shark Valley Road:
Alligators? Yep -- they're used to humans, basically harmless, and impossible not to see. But still quite a treat to check out for this Colorado family.
Here's a Mama alligator with a baby on her back:
To get the full swamp experience we booked a kayaking trip with a guide down the Turner River. (They call it a river, and apparently water does actually flow through it, but it was more or less like paddling in a wetland/swamp).
The kids learning some swamp paddling skillz:
The paddles had to go in the boat for a few places:
A turtle in the swamp:
And a butterfly:
From there it was on to the beach:
Not too hard to find a shell on this beach:
Z Made the most of a few small waves:
Sun and Sea put on a good show every night: