Monday, September 9, 2013

Summer Vacation 2013 Part 3: Sea World and the Florida Keys

After our Disney stay, we went to Sea World for an afternoon. The kids got to see sharks and rays in an aquarium. We then watched the Shamu , Seals, dolphin and pet shows. We later went to where you can pet the rays and see the dolphins up close. We were about to go see the turtles when it started to rain, thus ending our time at Sea World.

THe aquarium at Sea World

Under the Ray Tank

Shark Tank

The kids in the aquarium


Looking at more fish

Seal Show

Walrus in the seal show

Dolphin Show
After Sea World we drove down to Marathon and spent 3 nights in the Keys. The first  day we just went to dinner at a little fishing port restaurant called Keys Fishery and checked out the ocean by walking along a beach we drove past.
Mermaid Helena and Fishy Seamus in Marathon

Katie and I as Shark food with Helena and Seamus
The next day we drove down as far south as we could in the continental US to Key West. We went on a "hop on hop off" bus tour. On thing I didn't know is that Key West is filled with chickens everywhere! We saw all the sights, such as the 90 Miles to Cuba Marker, Mile Marker 0 sign and the sunset at Mallory Square.

The Coast Guard Cutter Ingham

Cannon near the Ingham Museum

One of the chickens that ae everywhere

Seamus Drinking a coconut

Katie Drinking a coconut

Helena not Drinking a coconut
Pat Drinking a coconut

Mary Drinking a coconut

Kids by a Giant Conch

Crazy Performer #1

Crazy Performer #2

Tired kids waiting to see the sunset

Sunset off Mallory Square
The last day we went to the beach at Bajia Honda State Park in the Bajia Honda key for some swimming. This beach has the distinction of being one of the only natural sand beaches in the Florida Keys. We then had a nice dinner at The Seafood Company. The next morning we started driving back North, stopping in St Augustine before spending three nights in Charlotte NC with Aunt Kathy Murphy.
Seamus getting buried at the beach

Katie and Helena swimming

Katie loves the ocean!!

Swimming Seamus, Katie and Helena

Girls eating dinner 

Seamus and I 

Dock behind the restaurant

Mary and the kids at the water byThe Seafood Company

Katie, Seamus and Helena at Aunt Kathy Murphy's Pool Party

The trio and the Jellies at the Charlotte Imagination Station

Katie at the Charlotte Imagination Station

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