Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Here are more pictures from our fishing trip the other night. In the car on the way home Conrad said, "I'm going to have to start liking fish so that when that's all we have, I have something to eat." Yup, that and the 7 bags of tortilla chips we have stowed.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
We went to Jaxson's, which has been voted the best ice cream in the Miami area. We got a ginormous hot fudge banana split. It came with 3 grapefruit sized scoops of homemade ice cream, hot fudge, and whipped cream. Also there were some bananas in there. So it is healthy (just kidding). All for $8.25. They have something called the kitchen sink (minimum four people) that actually comes in a sink and has three scoops of ice cream per person.
If you're ever here, the best burgers in South Florida are in Ft. Lauderdale.
|Not movie night.|
Spring comes early to Florida. The lizards are doing funny dances. There were many flying termites the other day (we had to close up our boat while they were out so they didn't get in and eat our wood).
Friday, February 22, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
This is a blog post by Conrad, who is six, about our trip to the Miami Metro Zoo. He typed it and took some of the animal pictures himself.
Yesterday we went to the zoo. After lunch me and my brother climbed the giant rock and jumped off. It was fun. My brother said it was scary. I climbed the high part. There is even a little cave.
|It was weird. The cranes legs bend forward. [Saddle bill crane.]|
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Our friends who live nearby came to visit and introduced us to geocaching. We had heard about it but had never tried it before. We had so much fun. We took the dinghy to the jungle-park across the way and found a cache with a travel bug that we will drop off in the Bahamas. Then we found two more really creative caches along the river. We look forward to finding more as we sail around.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Sunday, February 17, 2013
|The Pirate Bar again (this time in a car instead of a dinghy). There |
was a rubber ducky race in the river, across from the restaurant.
There were a few hundred duckies floating around.
Yesterday, Conrad's best friend from 1st grade and his family came to visit us after the end of their Disney cruise. Nolan and Zoe, and Nolan's friend Kaylee who lives in Ft. Lauderdale, had a fun day with Mark and Conrad playing at the little jungle/beach across the river. Then Matt took the kids back to the boat in the dinghy. The adults shared some coconut rum while the kids ran around the boat. It was nice to spend time with old friends.
Nolan brought a Valentine's Day card from Conrad's old class. Conrad was kind of bummed that he missed out on Valentine's Day at school so that was a good surprise. Thanks Nolan and Mrs. Madden's class!
Monday, February 11, 2013
They are not really navigating yet, but someday they will. Also, Conrad is very excited about being old enough to do watches. In preparation he is working on improving his night vision by eating more carrots. He is also making a list of the snacks he will need while on watch.
Right now, we are taking advantage of the decent internet connection to do some computer based learning.
For a video tour of the boat, hop over to www.svperry.com to see the boys talking about life aboard for kids (as Conrad says, "It's a hard life").
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Today we made paper lanterns and dragon masks to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Mom is of Korean descent, not Chinese, but Korea also uses the same moon calendar. Most people from Korea have a regular birthday and a "moon" birthday. Then we watched "Pocahontas".
Friday, February 8, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013
Saturday, February 2, 2013
|A very low bridge (we had to crouch down).|
|One of the big cruise ships in the ICW. Conrad's not impressed.|