Saturday, February 4, 2012

Our "Adventure" to St. Marks

We have been taking the girls on "adventures" recently.  I mean isn't it an adventure in itself with the two of them???  For this adventure we went down to St. Marks.  Neither mommy nor daddy had been there so it was fun for us as well. 

we're ready for our adventure!
The hour drive down wasn't bad at all thanks to the new dvd players that the girls got for Christmas (thanks nana and papa!).  There happened to be a Wildlife and Heritage Festival going on so it was a little busy.  We headed to the lighthouse first, and it was very cool.

 Because of the Festival, the lighthouse keepers house was open and they had a re-enactment tour that you could do.  We didn't last very long, but we did get to see some of the house and the stairs up to the lighthouse.  We couldn't go up because they are repairing the staircase and I'm not sure the girls would have liked it.  Maybe in a few years.

the lighthouse stairs
After the house tour, the girls found some birds and were chasing them and laughing hysterically.  The coast guard men who where there for the festival got a kick out of them and were laughing as well.

We then went on a short walk down one of the trails.
we saw ducks

and cactus
he makes it look so easy :-)
minor meltdown

and a monarch butterfly
a sandcrane
an alligator
the girls ran to the end
getting a lift on the way back

After our walk we were hungry and we went into St. Marks to eat some lunch.  After lunch we headed home and the girls were asleep within 5 minutes.  This is such a fun "adventure" and I can't wait to see what other "adventures" await us!



    You'll be on your way up!
    You'll be seeing great sights!
    You'll join the high fliers
    Who soar to great heights.


    Today is your day.
    You're off to Great Places!
    You're off and away!

  2. YAY! The pics are adorable and it sounds like you had a great time. I'll have to dig up some pics of my sisters and I as tots at St. Marks to show you...You'll have a laugh that's for sure!