Wednesday, May 23, 2012
This is Iris on the balcony one morning. The sun rises right over the ocean, right into the hotel room. Tom got up early with Iris one morning to watch it.
We also saw some beautiful moon rises.
Our last day in Ft. Lauderdale, we went to the International Swimming Hall of Fame. This is me and kids by the swimming statue (Mark Spitz?) and in front of their pool. That day was a big pre-Olympic diving competition with some of the world's best divers. Tom really enjoyed the HoF. I'm really glad we fit it in.
|Clark (the Original Gumbo) on the Gumbo Limbo Trail in the Everglades NP|
|Sunset on Key West and a Ship|
We visited Key West and went to the Southernmost Point, as well as Mile 0. Key West is like a hot, beachy New Orleans.
On the way back north on our way out of the Keys and Florida, we stopped at John Pennecamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo. Most of the park is underwater and awesome for snorkeling and scuba diving. We didn't do either, but we did do some wading with our babies. They have glass bottom boat tours, which we vow to do next time we come through!
|with my cousin Kelly|
|Southernmost Point of the USA|
|Kids enjoying some ice cream at a shop in Key West|
|Kids REALLY enjoying that Ice Cream!|
|Tom, V and Clark Kayaking off of Cudjoe Key|
|in my brother's narrative:||WEIRDO: "HA HA HA !....LOOK AT THESE TOO DELICIOUS LOOKING CHILDREN!"||Children: "We promise to eat our green beans. Please SAVE US!"||WEIRDO: "They're slow and easy to catch around this stream. I GOT TWO!"|