What better way to survive the Michigan winters than with a trip to warm, sunny Florida!
We certainly made the most of the family visit, with Shelby and Joe making the trip from Houston as well.
Manatees, parasailing, fishing, and even some snorkeling thrown in for good measure.

Holy Iguana!

Holy Iguana!
Mom and a 6 foot Iguana in our lagoon


Top and Bottom

Top and Bottom
Mom looks down at a large manatee in our marina


Woah!

Woah!
We stumbled on this 11 foot long American Crocodile in the lagoon next to ours


Toothy Smile

Toothy Smile
Mr. Crocodile warns us off with his toothy smile


Tourists for Lunch Today

Tourists for Lunch Today
It looks like it’s tourists for lunch today!


Kayaking in the mangroves

Kayaking in the mangroves
Mom looks like a professional as she winds her way through the mangroves


Snuffle Snuffle

Snuffle Snuffle
A manatee drinking fresh water dripping from a hose in the marina


Curiouser and Curiouser

Curiouser and Curiouser
Mom watches the manatees drinking


That’s not green!

That's not green!
This Green Iguana is more orange than green


The Keys

The Keys
A shot of the Keys from the air


Hanging Out

Hanging Out
They’re just hanging out…


Heeeeeey

Heeeeeey
Shelby snapped this shot of Joe from the air


Brilliance

Brilliance
Brilliant Colors


Oldsters

Oldsters
Having Fun


Everyone’s Happy

Everyone's Happy
Even the boat captain is having a good time!


Altitude 2

Altitude 2
Way. Up. There.


Altitude

Altitude
Way. Up. There.


Out There

Out There
Shelby and Joe hang out in the distance


Thumbs Up

Thumbs Up
Cut me loose, Goose!


And They’re Off

And They're Off
Laughing as they lift off the boat


Waving

Waving
Waving on the way up


Getting High

Getting High
Mom and Dad enjoy the scenery from 1000 feet


Framed

Framed
The parachute is framed against the tower of the boat


Colors

Colors
Bright colors and happy oldsters


All Smiles

All Smiles
Big smiles as Mom and Dad come down from parasailing


Holy Crap!

Holy Crap!
I think someone just pooped themselves!


Group Shot

Group Shot
A shot of all of us after parasailing


Fish Feeder

Fish Feeder
Mom feeds the fish in the lagoon at their condo, then watches as a night heron scoops them out of the water.


Bonnethead Shark

Bonnethead Shark
Joe hooked a small bonnethead shark on his first cast from our dock


Barracuda

Barracuda
Imitating this little barracuda


Squirrelfish

Squirrelfish
Mom showing her squirrelfish before we tossed it back.


10 Pound Grouper

10 Pound Grouper
Our 10-pound Red Grouper. He was tasty!


Triggerfish

Triggerfish
One of our two triggerfish. Not as much meat as the grouper, but almost as tasty


Goofballz’R’Us

Goofballz'R'Us
Shelby getting ready to head out snorkeling


And We’re Caught

And We're Caught
Shelby realizes I’ve got the camera out 🙂


Dad The Pro

Dad The Pro
Dad looks like a professional here!


Mom All Smiles

Mom All Smiles
Mom hams it up for the camera


Beef. Cake.

Beef.  Cake.
Joe showing us how he earned his beefcake status hauling up the mainsheet.


Kayaking Together

Kayaking Together
Mom and I kayaking outside our condo


All Wet

All Wet
Mom comes in from the water at the Pennekamp State Park


Poolside

Poolside
Poolside at the condo



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