Tuesday, February 18, 2014

February in Florida

We just got back from a wonderful trip to sunny Florida.  Robby did a little work while we were there and we managed to squeeze in lots of fun, too!  

We stayed with our good friends, the Mills, and had the best time catching up with them.  Our kids always get along great and we all seem to pick right up where we left off the last time we were together.  

On Saturday we went to a farmer's market near them that had animals to see, bounce house fun, food trucks for lunch and lots, lots, more.  The kids all loved feeding the animals and we topped it off with italian ice for dessert on the way out.  

That afternoon the kids played and played and played while we grilled out and then after the kids were in bed adults got to talk and talk and talk by the outdoor fire pit.  It was some much needed downtime.  

On Sunday we loaded up food and drinks and went out on their boat.  We rode to Blue Springs and although we'd been there once before with them, this time was much more exciting because when we got out to walk around we got to see hundreds of manatee.  It's their winter refuge and it was amazing to see these animals in person.

After the nature walk we headed back to the boat, had a picnic lunch and then relaxed out on the water.  One thing was for sure...spending February in Florida had us all counting down the days until boat weather back home.  

We ended the night with dinner at a restaurant on the water and then back to their house for early bedtimes for everyone.  

Monday morning we were up and out of their early so Robby could do a little more work and then we stopped by to have a quick visit with Great-Grandma and Aunt Sharon on our way out of town.  Hudson was a total ham while we were there and we all loved getting to see them.  

Thankfully we came home to warm temperatures and Harper even said that it felt like Florida here today.  We are hoping this means an early spring for us here in Atlanta!


Alison LeBlanc said...

We were at Blue Springs on Saturday! My parents live right there so we have been many times, but it is always amazing to see the manatees.

Julie, the mama said...

Love these pictures, and I gotta tell you - Florida in February is definitely growing on me! :-)