Myakka River State Park

Today we drive to Sarasota and visited Myakka River State Park. It was HUGE!

We waited for the air boat tour and really enjoyed our trip.

I got the front seat with Daddy.

We saw lots of wading birds, vultures, alligators and more.

We took a hike on the Canopy Trail and found the towers.

You go up one tower, across a suspension bridge and then to the other tower. the second tower is over 70ft and well above the canopy.

You can see the bridge below.

View from the top!

Up next was a car drive, lunch and a hike in the birding trail.

We saw more birds and lots of invasive water hyacinth.

I also found a jumping spider.

We stopped at the visitors center on the way out and read the memorial plaque.

We had a great day!

Young Eagles Flight

Today was Young Eagles at Clearwater Airpark #282. I was excited to fly again and was able to request Bruce from last time! I had fun checking out the different planes.

After a quick briefing I was off to my plane and heading up!

Bruce is great with kids and really had me calm and laughing.

This time I took the controls and even flew in a turn! Bruce said I had great smooth stick control.

Safely in the ground!

We got a tour of the EAA hanger and their club plane they are currently building. It was neat the learn about how it all goes together and how some people made the design and others work of specific parts.

What a great time I had! Check it out if you are near a small airport anywhere in the UsA. The program is called Young Eagles.

Busy Day of Shells, Washing and Games

We had a fun trip Honeymoon Island to go shelling

We hiked over 2 miles up and down the beach and gathered lots of beautiful shells!

Mom found a perfect baby sand dollar.

Grandma Susie pointed out neat shells. We found jingles, cockles, mussels, oysters, coquina, angel wings and much more!

After the island we stopped to play laundry catchup. Daddy fixed the machine but mom said she’d be doing laundry all weekend if we didn’t knock it out quickly. E and I pretended we had widescreen TVs this time!

We spent the evening at Celebration Station for a free family fun night. I loved the go karts, bumper boats and silly rides.

Many of my close friends came too so we had fun doing the rides with them.

We even played a round of putt putt.

Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park

We took an afternoon drive to Homosassa Springs today to go on an animal adventure.

We started with a boat ride into the park.

They have a hippo that got to stay when the park was converted to being run by the state.

There were a lot of alligator!

We loved watching the staff member feed the birds.

This Woodstork was fearless!

We had a wonderful time exploring and saw manatees, fox, bears and much more!

Ice Skating

Today the coach said I was making improvements in not only my skating but my focus! Sure I had my drama filled moments but they were way less than normal. I am desperately trying to learn how to hop, jump and spin. My body is starting to work with me when I follow all the steps. The other kids in my class are very helpful and supportive.

I am excited to take 5 more weeks of skating!

4H NYSD and NNO

Today was a busy 4ah day for us. It started with our regular club meeting and National Youth Science Day Rockets to the Rescue.

We had to land a rocket and payload in an island that was damaged by a storm. I worked with my pal Lily and we did a great job designing and launching!

Up next was National Night Out and more rocket launching fun. I felt the snack foods were more important and the fact that Mom let me have a 7-up kept me interested!

it started pouring and all of our stuff got soaked! We kids hid under the table and got filthy from the parking lot ick. Mom cleaned us up a bit at the end of our shift and then Daddy walked around with is and then took us home while Mom stayed until later.

Legoland Brick Or Treat

Today we went to Brick or Treat at Legoland. I love the mini land additions for Halloween.

We found a lot of neat surprises around the park.

I enjoyed making new creations at the Hero Factory.

We changed into our costumes go Brick or Treat.

The treat trail was short but had fun treat stations.

We checked back in a giant ghost we helped build in the morning.