Friday, April 1, 2011

Florida Keys

We took a little family trip to the Florida Keys this past week and had a great time. My mom goes every year for Spring Break so we decided to join her. Sounds awesome right? It was, with the exception of one little detail--we were CAMPING in the Keys. I'm not really a "tent" kind of camper (or much of a camper at all) and we were tent camping. It was hot, we got rained out and our tent flooded (ended up sleeping in our care 2 nights). But, other than that (and I really do mean that) it was a great trip. We'll just be taking an RV next time we go :-)

We spent a beautiful day in Key West

We found this cute little ice cream shop there.

Colton picked a cookie instead of ice cream (don't worry, we shared it).

We had so much fun kayaking-we even kayaked out on our last morning to watch the sun rise.

And there was lots of boating fun too!

This is a glass bottom boat ride that my mom took us on. I don't know what I was thinking, but I had no idea that it was going to go 6 miles out into the ocean. Let's just say that I'm not pictured because I was hanging out in the back of the boat feeling pretty green.

As I took this picture, I thought how amazing it was that just a little over a year ago, these kids were struggling for the basic necessities of life and now here they are fully enjoying life sailing the ocean without a care in the world.
To end each day, we got to watch these beautiful sunsets.

Thanks mom for a great trip!


  1. I'm officially very jealous! One of my brothers lives in Marathon. We've only been able to make it down there once. Looks like a fun time despite the rain!

  2. Looks like so much fun. I would have loved to have been there, except for the camping part. lol

  3. Fun place! Glad you had fun (minus the memorable camping trip). :)