Saturday, December 19, 2009

Snorkeling at Bahia Honda State Park

The older kids drove down to join us today, and we headed over to Bahia Honda to do some snorkeling.  We had a big rain storm all day yesterday so it was a bit chilly and the water was too cloudy to see anything.  We had fun anyways.  We were there when the sun was beginning to set.  As glorious as I think the beach is, I think being there at sunrise and sunset makes it a million times more glorious.

The kids waded out in the water first and I could tell by their expressions that the water was cold.  Once they got out there, they had fun.  Here they are laughing at who knows what.  It doesn't even matter what, because when I see my kids laughing-all is right with my world.
 

I am always fascinated by the birds at the beach.  It's hard not to want to snap a million pictures of them!



I'm more fascinated by this though.  This is what makes my heart sing.  I love these people!

They are laughing again.  This time I know what they are laughing at though.
 
Dad is doing his duck walk into the water.  It's the simple things in life that make our day.  What can I say?  We are easily entertained in this family.

Aren't they beautiful?  Even if they are using their dad as a source of entertainment, they are really beautiful!

Life is good!  Living it in Sunny Florida!


9 comments:

brits on tour said...

Oh my gosh, we were right by you! We have just spent the week in Key Largo at the sister state park: John Pennekamp - also spent time snorkeling and suffered through the horrendous rain on Friday!

We drove up to Fort Myers today but maybe we'll meet you at the rally in Cape Canaveral next month?

Your blog is more up to date than mine, LOL, doing too much to get time to update it! We're: www.touringbrits.blogspot.com

Ali

little castle said...

Ali,
That is wild that you were right here! How long are you in Ft Myers? We are heading to Wauchula this coming week. And yes, we will be at the rally next month!

Off to peek at your blog.

Krystal

Tonya @ Live the Adventure said...

Wish I was in Florida! Your beautiful pictures made me long for the beach and umm...warmer weather!:)

brits on tour said...

Krystal, we're here until next Sunday, then heading to St Pete's KOA for a week, then a week at Fort De Soto (can't wait to stay there, heard so many great things), then over to Cape Canaveral - we generally stay places a week and travel on the w/e's as Dave works during the week (and there's always that annoying school thing to do each day, LOL!).

Looking forward to meeting you, we're on site #63 at the rally.

Ali

little castle said...

Tonya, if it makes you feel any better-it was chilly today!

laurie l. goodman said...

o my! what a wonderful entry! the processing/feel of your pics are amazing! right down to the duck footed nathan! aweeessommeeee!!!! lovin' it! love those days and i hear you about birds at the beach! hugs to you krystal, it's nice to be reminded that there are still 'good' people in the world today who are enjoying family time together!

little castle said...

Thanks Laur, they are processed mainly using Florabella's new actions and I can tell you-they are FABULOUS! I love reading about people who enjoy their families too, and feel the same way when I read your blog.

Charles said...

Bahia Honda State Park Is the best. From the beach area to the picnic area, it a beautiful place to visit and enjoy. Great blog. All the best.

Charles said...

A really nice blog here. I live in Sarasota, and have been visiting the Florida Keys since 1994. You can see my recommendations for places to visit and great places to eat on my blog. The photos here of Bahia Honda are excellent. All the best.