Sunday, September 25, 2016

Fort Lauderdale

The second weekend of September, we took off to Fort Lauderdale for five days with my parents and Katie and her family. We were so looking forward to this trip, and we were so thankful the hurricane didn't ruin the trip. There was a little rain/cloudy weather, but it was mostly great! It had been 3 years since we'd been to a beach, and both Blake and Easton loved it!
One morning, Easton went with the boy cousins and Katie and Hector fishing, while Tim and my dad golfed. He was excited to go and had a great time. He caught a Parrot Fish!

We went to the Everglades one day for an air boat tour. Our guide was so fun. She called out alligators by name until they showed up! We saw iguanas, birds, and plants, and then watched The Gator Boys do an alligator show. Very cool!

 Our guide made necklaces from flowers growing in the water.

It was so nice to get away, play in the water and sun for a few days, and relax! (We missed Travis and Emily though!) Blake even brought a coconut home that she found washing up on the beach in the waves.

The nice pilot let the kids pretend to fly the plane while we were waiting during a stop. Our flights home were delayed and extended, so we played hooky from school the next day. We were exhausted from all the fun!