Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Our Trip Down Weeki Wachee Springs

My husband is a nature guy and he always tries to get us away from the more touristy things in any vacation area and get us out in the great outdoors.  We have explored a couple of natural springs in Florida and on this trip he found us another new place to explore.

We took a 4 hour kayak ride down the river and out near the gulf of Mexico.  We were in tandem kayaks so the kids had no problems keeping up.  They stopped now and then to swim and we saw a real live manatee in the wild!!

Now our pictures of the trip aren't great as I did not want to bring my camera down the spring but I did buy a disposable waterproof camera and tried to make the best of it.



See the oval blob?  That's the manatee!! 


Turtles sunning themselves on a log 
We also watched some fish jumping out of the water working their way up the river.  We saw lots of turtles and birds too.


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While we were in Florida we went kayaking down a natural spring.  We often try to find a way to enjoy a bit of nature no matter where we end up on vacation and while I can't say it was my favorite day of vacation (4 hours in a kayak is a looong time to sit!) we did have a really great time.


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Monday, October 30, 2017

Books My Boys Read in October

I wasn't sure I was going to be able to write a post this month about the books my boys had been reading.  We went on vacation in early October and we took two weeks off from school so I figured the list of books would be quite small this month.



My boys surprised me though and actually did a lot of reading!  Here are the books they've been reading:

Footprints in the Snow


Wings of Fire: Darkness of Dragons


Tales of a Terrarian Warrior: Snow Fight


The 39 Story Treehouse 


Real Friends


The 52 Story Treehouse


Treasure On Superstition Mountain


Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard; The Hammer of Thor


Jedi Academy; The Force Oversleeps


Ben 10 Ultimate Alien Ultimate Guide Book


Flight of the Moon Dragon


Search of the Lightening Dragon


Hamstersaurus Rex


The Magnificent 12; The Power


Wolves of the Beyond; Star Wolf 


The Accidental Hero


National Geographic Sea Otters



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