|The hot tub at the hotel. Because it's winter.|
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
We took a long ride on the dinghy. It will be our new "car" when we get underway. We went down to the New River. It was fun to see the same route we had biked from a different angle. We went under a bridge that went up for a bigger boat. The waves from other boats are fun to ride over. We had an early dinner at the pirate restaurant. We tied up at the restaurant's dock and ate at a table next to the water. There was a live parrot, a mounted alligator, and numerous realistic pirate statues. Arrrgh!
Thursday, January 17, 2013
|Here's one of the rafts we made today.|
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The Museum of Discovery and Science rivals any of the children's museums in Chicago. It has lots of hands on exhibits (there must be more kid-friendly flight simulators than anywhere else in the world). There is a big climbing maze, some live animals and insects, and a thrilling fake air boat ride through the Everglades with wind and mist. There is an IMAX theater where we saw coral reefs in 3D. There was an orange picking exhibit where we spent 2 hours (it is a lot cooler than it sounds). And the best part is that it was almost totally empty.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
The pictures are from Brookfield zoo in November. The sea otter kept coming up to Conrad and playing with him through the glass (we think), trying to bite him. We haven't been to the zoo since then but we have seen lots of animals.
Today we sprayed the hose into the water near a manatee and it came over to lay on its back and drink from the hose. It was big--maybe 8 feet long--and had one of the propeller scars on its back from being hit by a boat motor. It really liked having the water run over its body, especially its belly. It hung around for a long time, even after we turned off the hose. Unfortunately, we didn't get any pictures because it was already dark.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
|We saw a raised bridge up close. The |
bridges open a lot to let boats through
"Take a picture of me pulling my face. Now let me see!"