Partway through a long car ride. We traveled 3,721 miles on this trip.
Jaydyn was happy to have his tablet for the drive.
Finally arriving in Florida!
Jaydyn took this picture of the car outside one of the motels.
Biscayne sign (photo by Dave)
Happy kids (photo by Dave)
At Biscayne National Park
Flag at Biscayne (photo by Dave)
Box of fun stuff (photo by Dave)
The staff at the visitor center was amazing... the kids really had fun here
Turtle kids (photo by Dave)
Brooklyn as a park ranger (photo by Dave)
Checking out the box of fun stuff (photo by Dave)
The visitor center had fish displays. Thanks to Octonautts and Wild Kratts, Jaydyn could identify most of them (photo by Dave)
Jaydyn checking out exhibits (photo by Dave)
On the short walk along the mangroves.
Where's that confounded bridge (photo by Dave)
Brooklyn on the bridge (photo by Dave)
Needing a rest after a hot run (photo by Dave)
Jaydyn and I looking for fish (photo by Dave)
Nap time (photo by Dave)
Bench in the shade (photo by Dave)
On the hunt for gekkos
Comorant on a pole
At the end of the walk
Comorant on a sign (photo by Dave)
At the end of the walk (photo by Dave)
Gecko (photo by Dave)
Jaydyn said his favorite part of the trip was swimming in the pool (which we do weekly at the Y at home... sigh.)
After wandering the shore, we went back to the hotel for a swim, as it was a really hot day
Jaydyn's turn for a toss
Just more swimming
And more swimming
This girl cracks me up
Back at Biscayne, a pelican at the marina
Jaydyn did great on the boat rides on this trip
Brooklyn liked this boat ride.... the other one not so much
Ornamental light house on Boca Chita Key
Checking out the lighthouse
Swimming at Boca Chita Key
Brooklyn was collecting shells (which we put back afterwards.)
Low tide made for fun swimming
Birds on sticks
Jaydyn and I took a walk around the key.... it was super buggy though.