While Chuck was busy with work stuff, the boys and I spent time with another homeschooling family who also tagged along on the trip to Florida. We took the kiddos to the Pirate & Treasure Museum one afternoon, and then we went on our own to the Alligator Farm. The boys were wildly excited about both.
Pictures weren’t allowed inside the Pirate museum (it was poor lighting anyway), but I did manage to snap a few. As part of the self-guided tour, visitors were encouraged to take part in a scavenger hunt. (The “pirates” in the glass boxes were creepy.)
The boys each got a small souvenir – Jeremy, a compass, and Jackson, a foam sword.
Jack spent the rest of the afternoon holding his sword in the attack position – even in the hotel elevator.
A couple of days later we went to the Alligator Farm, which boasts more than a century of caring for swamp creatures. The boys love, love, loved it. I endured it.
Was he hot, or did we look like lunch?
Jeremy ran right up to pet the baby gator. Jackson and I stood back and watched.
They look hungry.
And they were!
Since I toured the gator farm with the boys, I made them tour the St. Augustine Lighthouse – which was right across the street – with me.
Still more to come!