Not long after we left Texas, my parents and Faith came to Florida for a visit. We had such a wonderful time. We mixed a bit of touristy stuff in with hanging out around the house. For our first stop, we left all the boys at home, and the girls headed out to the Kingsley Plantation. It was such a neat place. We had a private tour thanks to one of the wonderful park rangers, and Mom and I loved it while Faith said it wasn't as bad as she thought.
Following our day at the plantation, we took a drive south down A1A to admire the big houses and to see the beautiful beaches in the Guana Tolomato Matanzas Reserve.
All of the boys enjoy Star Wars, and Bob has several action figures from his childhood that the boys love to play with. James loves Boba Fett and "stormy troopers." Ryan is all about Luke Skywalker with a dash of Han Solo, and Michael is all Jabba all the time.
A vacation at our house just wouldn't be complete without some strange mundane task to accomplish. The boys had a dentist appointment so Mom and Faith came along while we sent Papa Joe and Grandpa out to go fishing. After the appointment, we picked up Grandma Kathy and went looking for something new and fun to do.
We found a great pirate park right off of the river. We were able to walk out onto the floating dock and see the tiny fish and the guys illegally fishing from it. We saw a pelican up close.
Whether in the ocean, the back yard, or jumping into a puddle, it's never a dull moment with these boys.