Saturday, March 13, 2010

Vacation Day 1

Tampa Bay Rays stadium Port Charlotte, FL

Banyan Tree on Boca Grande

with the Gulf of Mexico behind us

We got here yesterday around 6:00, 14 hour drive, the girls did great! We went to Punta Gorda for dinner and Payton tried Gator bites, she loved them!
Today we went to Boca Grande in the morning, they were having Island Fest so we were able to see a walking parade, decorated bikes and people throwing candy. We saw Banyan Trees, they drop roots down from the branches and leaves and root themselves in the ground, hard to explain but pretty cool.
We put our feet in the Gulf of Mexico, Payton picked up a coconut from the ground under the palm tree and we saw a lizard running around. Dave said if you pick them up by their tail it will fall off and they'll run away.
Saw our first spring training game the Rays vs. Marlins, so cool! You are so close to the field and Reagan and I even talked to a Marlins pitcher.
Tung is on a mission to eat grouper every day we're in Florida, so far he's 2 for 2.
For dinner we went to Venice, FL and ate at Sharkey's a restaurant right on the ocean with a pier that goes way far out. It was nice to sit and listen to the ocean while you ate.
We're having a lot of fun and tomorrow we're off to Tampa to see Julie, Kent and the girls.
Pictures to come!

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