Gorgeous Day in Florida

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This morning the sun streamed into the open hatch in our berth, and welcomed us to a beautiful new day. We did a few things around the boat, and then hopped into the dinghy and made our way to the dinghy dock by the marina office. As we drew nearer we noticed that the docks were chock a block full and hardly a ‘parking spot’ was available because a marina swap meet was in session.

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It’s always interesting to see what people have stowed away on their boats. We did get a perfectly good scuba tank for $25, which is a screaming deal.

Afterward we walked over to the park where a ‘Family Fest’ was going on. Booths were set up with games, face painting, information on various organizations, and hot dogs, cotton candy, pizza and  snow cones all for free. The creatures felt like they had arrived at Pleasure Island (where Pinocchio went), and along with Danny they ate their fill.

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The best part for me was holding and examining the animals that were there. A beautiful falcon..


The cutest 3 toed sloth, which made us miss Panama…


A crocodile too small for me to wrestle…


A friendly pelican named Betsy…

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and many turtles and tortoises…


Afterward Danny dropped Mycah, Aidan and I off at a dock we figured was somewhere close to West Marine so we could return an item. I kissed him goodbye and off we went. It ended up that the dock was for all the crabbing companies, and was filled with stacks of crab crates and buoys. It was interesting to see.

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Aidan gave Mycah another lesson in penny boarding, and we found an old school bus that deserved to be photographed.

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When we were done with what we needed to do, we walked back to the marina and called Emma, asking her to come pick us up. She has become quite the ninja at driving the dinghy.

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I made a nice big taco salad for dinner, and everyone is now content and snuggled in their berths. Tomorrow we will enjoy a warm, peaceful Sabbath.





2 thoughts on “Gorgeous Day in Florida

    linda govatos said:
    January 31, 2016 at 4:28 am

    What a wonderful way to spend the day!! Love you all so much!

    Liked by 1 person

    belindagovatos responded:
    January 31, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    We love you forever and always Mom


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