|My boys exploring the mangroves|
I am back from a week in Florida with my family. It was so hard not being able to post while I was gone because it seemed like everyday I had something new I wanted to share with you!
I think there is something amazing that happens to our brains when we are on vacation. They relax and open up and man the ideas flow, the words come effortlessly.
I always love to do a little photography expedition and look for different things to take pictures of. Some of these are a mystery. I have no idea what they are but they looked cool so I took a snapshot.
|My boys at Manatee Park (yes, we actually say some manatees!)|
We have been going down to Florida at least once a year for about...I don't know...14 years. My dad bought a place down there and is officially a snow bird so for about 8 years we've been hanging around his place.
|The grounds at my dad's home|
This year was a little different. We decided to do a few more things. We explored a nature trail, headed off to see the manatees at manatee park, saw an exhibition game for our home soccer team the Fire, saw a local hockey game, and I even got to spend time at a huge art fare they had down there! Woo hoo!
There was till plenty of time for relaxation, playing cards and of course watching the Superbowl!
I spent an hour or so in the mornings sitting out on the lanai before everyone woke up. I listened to the birds as they called out to each other, breathed in the fresh, humid air and felt the breeze cool me as I basked in the warmth of the sun. I would journal, watch art videos and write my daily gratitude emails. It was a great way to start the day.
We even got to see our very first wild alligator, something my husband has been wanting to see for...oh I don't know...14 years! ;o)