Monday, March 18, 2013

Spring Break 2013- Florida, part 1

For spring break this year we headed to Orlando to visit Josh's only sibling that doesn't live in Abilene.  On the way, we stopped in the Galveston area for a quick visit with our friends, Derek and Charriss.  We got to explore both the west and east coasts of Florida, did a few things in the Orlando area, and camped at a national seashore in Pensacola.  We put about 3500 miles on our car and had a great time!  I've got a ton of pics to share, so this is just the first batch.  Enjoy!
Galveston area- Josh with his saltwater trout
Galveston area- Derek with a speckled trout
Josh with speckled trout
Captain D with another speckled trout
Well, hello there!
The day's catch- 9 trout and a flounder (in the middle)
Brown pelican
The pelicans and seagulls got the fish scraps that were leftover after cleaning the fish.
"We're still hungry- got any more fish?"
"Yeah, I'm looking at you.  Give me more fish!"
Another car hits 100,000!
Josh on Florida's west coast near New Smyrna Beach
Our only picture together on the whole trip.  Why does this always happen?
Draw bridge letting a boat through
This was probably the most exciting part of the trip for me.
They just sat and let us take lots of pictures.
Kisses anyone?
Just hanging out- soooo cool to see these amazing animals in the wild!
Spoonbill- again, never seen these in the wild
Florida gator!
I was missing my pup about this point :)
Chicken at the gas station?  Sure, why not?
Josh and our nephew, Jackson, racing cars.

That gets us through the first 3 days of our trip.  More to come!


Shelly said...

How fun! I love their little snoots poking out of the water. I would have gone into earth water if I could have kissed them! Can't wait to see more trip pictures...

Anonymous said...

Yay! Pics of your trip - AND Jackson!! So glad you guys are back and had a great time! Can't wait to see more! We need to get together soon! And thanks for delivering my package! :)

Amanda said...

love all the florida pics!