Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Sun Finally Shines Over Florida

Yesterday the sun came out in the afternoon. Today it has been sunny and warm all day. We went to the Corkscrew Swamp for an outing with second graders. My brother volunteers there on Tuesdays and we met up with him in the morning. Our gps is working like a charm and it took us there without any problem.

We started the tour with a group of five students and led them around the swamp. First came an educational class that included dipping into the pond and pulling out whatever creatures they could find to indentify. They matched them up with pictures on display. Then they went on to look at insects, reptiles and spiders reading about there habits. They had to take a short test to see if they could remember what they had read and some fun facts.

My brother Bob telling tall tales to the kids about the swamp.

Off we went on a walk into the swamp ending up on the boardwalk. We saw many colorful birds, plants and small wildlife. The kids had a ball and so did we.

This rat snake walked right out in front of us as we were getting ready to go home.

Later in the evening we went over to my brother's condo and had a few drinks before heading out for a great dinner at Pincher's. The seafood was delicious and so was the wine.

Today we did some grocery shopping and right now I am waiting for the clothes to finish drying. I'm sitting in the clubhouse watching them set up for pizza and salad night.


  1. So your in Florida now. Any chance you take a trip down to Southern Florida and pass by the Super Bowl this weekend. Love the snake picture.

  2. rocmoc n AZ/MexicoFebruary 7, 2010 at 7:09 AM

    MORE! Just wanted to let you know your blog is being enjoyed.