Wow... you had a beautiful view in the backyard!
and those swamps.. they're so gorgeous!!
I could, however, do without the giant lobster! I have a lobster/fish/crab phobia >_< lol that picture gave me goosebumps.
Hehehe - it was really realistic looking too - a very well done sculpture ;)
I love my lobster! He is beautiful and well represented. That is why I stand in front of him with pride!
Jasmine is naughty for putting that "surprised" picture of me up. I look weird! Bad Jasmine!
Wow! You packed a lot in a little bit of time! It looks so beautiful there - the clear water, the blue skies, the everglade swamps! Just Gorgeous!
I was thinking wow you guys did cram alot in your short time, but it all sounded like fun. I am curious how often the alligators get into people's houses and what people do about it.
And it sounds like you will get some great painting inpirations.
Hehe - I've seen some special "Alligator Control" trucks before (they're like a special division of Animal Control). There are numbers you can call and the trucks will come out, capture the alligator, and release it in an area further away from human habitation. Now that would be an interesting job!
Hehe- I hate to be the "mommy" here but I couldn't help noticing your very fair complexion. I have had several very unpleasant experiences with my extremely fair complexion and the sun (so much that I have a PERMANANT scar on one of my shoulders) that I must make sure you are wearing a lot of sunblock in Florida. Especially since you wear a lot of black. I pretty much own nothing but black clothing and boy does it absorb some sun, lol. Yeah... so that was my "mommy" duty for the day...=)
Oh, and of course the place looks really beautiful! Aren't the Everglades amazing? I went on a canoe trip through them on a camping trip a few years ago. I came VERY close to many many aligators...
Hehe - I always wear a 50+ SPF sunblock, even if I don't go outside, lol. I am extremely fair and I burn like crazy if I even sit too close to a window! So far, the only problem I've had was with getting horrible burns on my scalp where my hair is parted (brushing my hair = ouch!). I've heard that there is a special sunblock that one can put on their hair - does anybody else know about that?
I feel your pain! I burn if I'm sitting in a car for too long. I almost always go on long trips in the car at night as to avoid being burned. Let me know if you find any sunblock for hair! I could really use that! I'm Irish and possess an extremely fair complexion. Good thing I'm nocturnal! =)
Those are great pictures. I love the picture of the coconut tree and the swamp pictures are beautiful! We don't have any alligator control trucks here but we have had an alligator removed from a neighbors yard a few years ago.
Hehe - there are a few alligators in the lake our apartment is on, but I haven't seen one yet. I've seen photos of them here though, and there is an "It is against Florida law to molest the alligators..." sign poking out of the water, so we'll see...
"Alligator Molester"! Lol, Ya, I feel bad for them. You know they've got to live somewhere too!
Gorgeous, beautiful, amazing trip! It makes me feel warm and happy just looking at the pictures. Look at ALL THAT SUNLIGHT (even as i speak it is bucketing down grey rain here in KC. i have no problem with rain? does it have to be cold?)- anyway! Matt and i were talking tentatively about where we would move if we went south- we both hate cold intensely, so there is some incentive there... basically we would move anywhere south except Texas and probably not Mississippi. A lot would depend on where he could get a job-
about the sunburn- my scalp ALWAYS burns, i always forget it, and i ALWAYS forget to look for the hair stuff. eric burns like you do- too close to a window and he's red. anyway, if you find out what the sunblock's called, let me know :)