There have been many moments on this trip that have felt like a vacation, but we still had the daily school work and responsibilities before we ventured out each day. This week was a VACATION! Our friends, Nate and Heather Baker flew down with their 2 sons and our daughters' best friend to spend a week with us in Key Largo.
We had another surprise waiting for the kids as well... Other friends from home (the Kaplans) happened to be in Florida this week and drove down to Key Largo to spend a few days with us - and boy was it a fun filled week!
Day 1 was getting settled in and shopping for the weeks worth of food and relaxing by the pool.
Day 2 we fed the tarpins.
Check out the picture with the pelicans to give you perspective of how big these fish are!
Day 3 we went on a boat tour to see alligators.
Day 4 was a trip on a glass bottom boat to Molasses Reef (Amazing!).
Day 5 we went to Lion Country Safari!
As you can see, the ostrich REALLY wanted Josh's finger!
Feeding the birds.
The adults got some play time too!
It was an awesome day filled with a safari ride, a ferris wheel, miniature golf, paddle boats, bright colored birds, large slides, and giraffes. Whew!
Day 6 we visited a facility that uses dolphin's for therapy.
We met the founder's son who had a stroke as an infant and was told he may never walk or talk again. She placed him in therapy with dolphins at an early age and now he works for the company and was our tour guide!
It was amazing week. We were beyond blessed to do all that we did, either through amazing discounts or through the gifts of friends. This week was what any kid could ever want on a vacation and I got to see my girls enjoying all of it. Many thanks to God for His provision and these opportunities and for the friends we got to spend time with this week.
An update: We confirmed an arrival date for back home and to mark the end of our journey. June 5th. That will be exactly 8 months, to the day, that we left Washington state and set out on this crazy adventure.
We'll be in Florida for this next week and then it's off to the Carolinas for a few weeks.
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