Ahhhh, Florida—sun, sunglasses, sunburns, sunscreen...yep, that about "suns" it up!:) So, why do we like Florida? Well—the ocean, the ocean breeze, the sand, the sun, the shells, palm trees...now that's why we like Florida.=D We took a family trip to Florida this year. Here are some pictures from our week. Enjoy!
waiting for our plane to arrive
I wore my favorite shirt! *woot woot* =D
once we arrive in Florida we bought groceries...
let me tell you, it was difficult to fit all our luggage and groceries for a week in our minivan
Dad and I watched a basketball game on his phone while the rest of the family shopped;) Just kidding...my dad did help:)
Florida has the most trees I've ever seen!
tunnel of trees
a random palm tree in the middle of a parking lot...okay...O_o
view of the condos at night
and more palm trees...
yep, I like palm trees:)
Mom(Shelly) shelling...no pun intended;)
Emily digging in the sand
Shelling is definitely one of the highlights of Florida!
the sunsets are always so golden and glorious
Let's go to Periwinkle...whatever that is?...:)
Mom's eyes brightened when she saw this sign:) but we were one day too late
Apparently down there, we were from Connecticut=D
I don't know why they have this sign...Floridans walk down the middle of the roads
the boardwalk to the beach
Find Cookie Monster...lols=D
It was so nice to swim in the pool after a day at the beach:)
pool at sunset
one thing I can never seem to escape in Florida :(
Emily and I shared the loft
loft at night
loft in morning
darling little seating area
we even had two roof windows
I enjoyed eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the deck while watching the ocean
This was an extremely helpful elevator. We used it to carry all our luggage to the third floor...
(I may or may not have used it when there were stairs available and my arms were empty.)
Now, apparently, folk down in Florida are millionaires and can afford mansions that are identical to the White House
My adorable parents
Best place to buy souvenirs!
This is our favorite place to shop! So many boardwalks and favorite shops:)
Just some advice if you ever go to Captiva, FL—The Bubble Room...don't go there. The outside looks all bubbly and happy with bright fun-colored bubbles painted on the wall...but don't be fooled. Once you get inside, there's dark lighting, creepy clown statues, dolls(like porcelein dolls), old toys, and other creepy stuff. It's just weiiiiiird.
The best Mexican place...with outdoor seating...oh yeah!
I tried my first oyster...it...wasn't the best thing I'ver ever tasted...it tasted like a mix of bad ranch and lemonsO_o
Dad went to Starbucks almost every morning, taking us girls with him
We were trying to figure out which route to take, since we wanted to see some alligators and crocodiles, when Emily said, "Let's take the orange trail."
Very funny=D (the orange is the shortest - the one inside the green)
the first alligator we saw...or was it a crocodile...I dunno?
the second one
Yes, my lovely plane eraser traveled all the way with me:)
Hanging out by the pool
One does not simply 'not' watch the Hobbit;)
the causeway...reminds me of the Winter Soldier;)
the causeway is what separates the islands from the mainland
riding the tram
in the airplane
the view from the plane
One does not simply 'not' listen to the Hobbit soundtrack
Flew over the Dallas, Cowboys stadium...Go Cowboys!
"Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!"