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Friday, January 2, 2015

Goodbye to the boys

Happy New Year!
 Have you all made that resolution that you're really going to keep? Good luck to you, we took a pass on that.
 We had a great holiday season being able to enjoy it with Mandi, Pat, and two of the grandsons. The boys and I got in a little kayaking and fishing. The river was very turbulent and dirty from the recent rains and made the fishing just casting practice, oh well still a good time.

Alex and Grandpa(me)

 On Saturday we took a two hour ride to Crystal River to do a glass bottom boat ride and snorkel with manatee. Mandi was trying to do this as a surprise but some questionable weather forecast forced her to let the cat out of the bag.
 The weather looked like it would hold up so off we went. Seems everyone else decided to do the same. The river was packed with kayaks, paddle boarders, and other outfitters. This seemed to aggravate the manatees as they were very scarce in the springs they normally use. We did see a few but most times the water was just to stirred up and murky to see clearly.

 Oh well, we got a nice refreshing swim in the 72 degree water and just fun spending time together.
 Sunday was the boys last day here and we got together to enjoy a great Packer victory over the Lions. We finished out the night with a bonfire. The boys then got up Monday and drove sixteen hours back to Wisconsin. We were happy the roads were clear for them as you just never know at this time of year.
 New Years eve found us at Mandi's for some cards and ringing in the new year. As we had to work on New Years day we didn't over indulge to much though once we finished work total relaxing was in order.
 The park has been busy, with most of the sites and cabins full during the holidays. They  had to close the boat launch due to high water. It is amazing to see how fast the river level comes up after the rain. 
These are a couple other shots of the fun with the boys. They made the ramp to get the goats to the second level and it worked-Sort of.)

Mandi, Alex, and Noah

1 comment:

  1. It's always a pleasure reading your blog. Love the photos too. HAPPY NEW YEAR to you both.