Cornell’s in Eden

We just can’t stay away from Eden! Last summer for the Banks reunion, this summer with the Cornells! We did a repeat of our Dessert Contest. So much fun! Pineview Reservoir! Even Grandma and Grandpa took a turn on the paddle board! Lots of other fun playing games, hanging out in the hot tub, and…

June 2021 Recap

Well people, it’s Sept 17, and I haven’t written a post since the Everglades. So, summer 2021 is going to get only a quick recap. It’s been the busiest summer EVER, and it feels so good. Masks were off, (Back on now because people are dumb)things were open, and we took full advantage. Perhaps the…

Everglades

We had to get up “early” to make sure we had enough time to pack in all the things we wanted to do in the Everglades. We stopped at Robert is Here for smoothies. I chose strawberry key lime—not delicious. So I went back for a banana chocolate coconut milkshake. Definitely more delicious. Rusty’s mango,…

Teaky Key

Blake here. My mom is making me do this. She told me I had to write 10 sentences. I wrote 15! We paddle boarded and kayaked to an island. It was small and had a swing. In the water we saw shells. The shells turned out to be hermit crabs! We grabbed some and had…

Robbie’s Tarpons and Parasailing

We had all been eagerly awaiting our chance to go to Robbies and  feed the Tarpons. The dock worker told us it was the “cheapest adrenaline rush in the Keys.” She was right! Dangling your arm down in the water while waiting for a giant fish to lunge at your bait was an adrenaline rush…

Snorkling at John Pennecamp

Thursday was time to check out of our cudjoe key place and head up to John Pennecamp for our snorkel tour and stay at a houseboat. On the drive up we stopped for a scenic pic of the 7 mile bridge. It’s pretty cool to just dive over nothing but ocean for 7 miles. The…

Boat Day!

Josh here–My favorite day of our trip to Florida was the day we rented a boat. We started off by having breakfast before heading off to get our boat. We got to the boat rental place and after getting settled with our boat we cast off. It took a long time to get out of…

Bahia Honda

While Halle was off hanging out with Dolphins, the rest of us were hanging out at Star Fish Haven. Rusty and Josh went out on the paddle boards and kaykas, and Blake and I rode our bikes around and stopped for a soda at the little general store. We also grabbed Yatzee to play from…

Dolphin Day!!

Halle here–I had the opportunity to do the Researcher Experience at Dolphin Research Center, and it was so fun! There could be four people there at one time, but it was just me which was especially awesome as they could really make it special for me and made me feel like one of their team.…