Florida Vacation
December 11 - 17, 2010
"Leave only footprints, take only memories"
(...and maybe some pictures)
 
Barbara and John drove to Florida to spend a week.  The weather was so cold we wore our winter coats for the first few days in Florida.

Spent 2 days with my sister, Jane.  One day at Blue Springs watching Manatees and the other day at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Barbara and John also spent 2 days exploring Merritt Island.  The air was chilly which probably kept many other people at home or inside.  We had a good time and managed to see Scrub Jays, a River Otter (up close and personal), and a Bobcat, along with many birds.

We did manage 2 days of kayaking when the temps warmed up a little.  We paddled the 1000 Island area of Indian River near Cocoa Beach and Turkey Creek near 
                                                             Blue Spring State Park, Eustis, Florida
                                     
Sign at entrance claimed 146 Manatees sighted that day
                                                               
Rainy, cold day.  But enjoyable anyway.
                                                                                 
We did see many Manatees.
                                                                                           
Jane, Barbara & John
                                                                                               
December 12, 2010
                                                 Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Florda
                
Yet, another cold day so we decided to explore more of Merritt Island.
                   
Glad we did.  Saw a River Otter and a Bobcat and many more birds.
                                                                                                     
Barbara & John
                                                                                               
December 14, 2010
                      Indian River Paddle, Thousand Islands, Cocoa Beach, Florida
                           
First warm day since we got to Florida.  At last, a day to kayak!
                                 
Paddled amoung the mangrove islands near Cocoa Beach.
                                                                                                      
Barbara & John
                                                                                               
December 16, 2010