So a little while back, we decided it was time to take a short family vacation down to Florida to enjoy the sun, sand, and inappropriately attired beach-goers. I do have my favorites, but the whole set can be viewed here (for the 2 or 3 readers I still have).
We went to the airport and waited for the shuttle, and Emma was pretty excited.
Which she did not hide at ALL, much to the chuckles of the other travelers.
Since the plane was taking soooooo long to unload, Emma decided that the best course of action would be to insist on reading approximately 3 dozen books.
Once we finally arrived, I had scheduled an adventure the next morning for us to go on a cool pirate cruise!
Unfortunately, Emma barfed in the care en route to the cruise, resulting in the immediate and necessary purchase of the tour shirt. Methinks someone may have done it on purpose because she wanted a souvenir. But I digress.
Someone was very proud of her acumen with the water cannon.
She was officially sworn in as a Bluefoot pirate.
Thusly, she was conscripted to protect all of us adults against the dread “other pirate” who attacked our boat and stole our treasure. All’s well that ends well, and she was awarded with a bag full of gold doubloons and gems.
We did some relaxing at the hotel pool and shared some lovely frozen drinks to cool off from the super-heated, ridiculously humid environs.
We also managed to go on an airboat to see the Everglades and manged to catch a close (too close?) view of some of the area wildlife.
Emma was unsure how she felt about all of it.
Either way, we survived and can mark that one off of our lists.
Finally, we hit the beach one last time and Emma enjoyed digging with her new shovel while I enjoyed the shade and doing nothing much at all.
All in all, we really had a lovely time in Florida, “America’s Weiner”.