I'm reliving my childhood memories by taking our children to Jungle Gardens. We used to go to this place often when I was a kid and visited Florida. Now, it's their turn. Mindy and the girls went with us.
Hadassah got to hold a baby alligator. Austin held a bird. Shaelyn had a bird on her head. And Ashlyn and Shakia both held birds on their arms.
The other day Mike was fighting off a weird stomach bug that only lasted during the night but he was still a bit weak the next day, so I took the kids to find a pool instead of the beach. We went to an outdoor pool only to be told that it's eight feet deep and we could not use any puddle jumpers. Well, there went Austins swimming. So, we went right next door to the YMCA and swam for free for a few hours indoors. The kids had a blast.
The food here in Florida is fantastic!!! Mike brings us sweet rolls now and then. Austin calls them, "Sticky mans."
Monday was Presidents Day and the beaches were going to be packed on another 80 degree day! We decided to go to Ledo Beach and try to fight the parking issues at Siesta. It was still a great day on the beach and we got tons of sun on our skins again.
There is a biking/walking path close to the house that we are staying at and here are the girls posing for a quick picture.
We went to our annual JoTo's for supper. The kids absolutely loved it!!!
Strawberry Pie at it's best!!!
We got to Jungle Gardens and went right to the bird show. So cute!
Holding the animals was fun.
Lots of crocs.
The produce here is wonderful!
Our Florida trip is winding down. I'm off to another day of full sunshine!!!