Thursday, August 7, 2008

"Mini" Florida Keys Trip

Paul 5 miles offshore- BEAUTIFUL WATER!
More Beautiful Water- approaching Loo Key Reef

So we took a little trip to the Key's! It was awesome. We rented a boat and spent (2) days snorkeling at many different reefs. Our favorite was Loo Key Reef- 5 miles off shore from where we were camping. It was unbelievable. It felt like we were in an aquarium. We saw millions of tropical fish- Reef sharks, Ray's, Barracuda, Crabs, Jelly Fish, Lobsters, A school of squid, Tarpon, it was magical. Our backs and butts got burned- we had a blast! The water color was amazing... The things we saw were surreal- we had a lot of fun!

Our campspot- right by the boat launch! Noisy!!! An endangered "Key Deer"
This is a mama, daddy and their baby dolphin- saw this a lot too.
Aubrey & Hayden- 1st day on boat
Paul & I- just got boat and heading out.

Saw a bunch of these
Saw a family of Ray's like this
Parrot Fish- we saw millions of these
Loo Key Reef- aerial shot

Hayden's "raisin feet" after 8 hours of wearing his fin booties.
Hayden on boat
Paul on boat

Last stop- Kids and I outside "Wide World of Sports"


Fun at the beach

St. Anthony's

St. Anthony's
Brooke, Aubrey & Cricket

I'm Tryin!

I'm Tryin!
You've Come Along Way Baby.

St Anthony's

St Anthony's
Go Paulser!