One of the many stops in this trip was to Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. The J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is part of the United States National Wildlife Refuge System, located in southwestern Florida, on Sanibel Island in the Gulf of Mexico. It is named for the cartoonist Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling.
There is a museum when you first get there that has lots of cool things inside. (It’s also air conditioned in there :0)
You can touch bones and skins of animals to see what they feel like. You can watch videos on different things that you can see in the refuge and most of all they have this really cool area where you can make something to take home.
Here is an example
We even met some fun people along the way. This is my new friend Monica!
What a fun place to take anyone that likes nature. We really enjoyed this place. After the museum you can drive your car, walk or take a team thru the refuge. There is a very small fee to do this and the wild life you see there is amazing! One other cool thing is check the coupon books that you pick up around the island. There was a coupon for a free reusable water bottle. They have filtered water stations through Sanibel Island. So having someplace to put water in was an added bonus! It’s hot in Florida and staying hydrated is mandatory!
We are having so much Fun! Wonder what we’re gonna do next?
We ate at the Over Easy Cafe and let me tell you it was goooooooooood! Ohiophotogrl and I had some chicken strips and fries with an ice cold coke to drink. Good times! While Ohiophotogrl was out Kayaking today I hung out on the beach.
The water is much warmer than I would have thought! No worries though I put on my waterproof sunscreen!
Wounded what we’re gonna do next?
So I have been a bit busy! We got on a plane and flew to…..wait for it…..Florida! Sanibel Florida to be exact. This was the sunset last night!
We are having some great times! I’ll fill you all I soon! Wifi is hard to find in the Island :0)
Wonder what we’re gonna do next!
So Ohiophotogrl told me to pack a bag and be ready in 10 minutes. So I grabbed my bag and asked her what I should pack. She suggested sunscreen and swim trunks.
I thru my stuff in her bag and we pulled out of the drive way about 5 minites ago.
Wonder where we are going? Stay Tuned
I was searching the web this morning and I smelt this really great smell so I went on a search to find it. As I got closer to the kitchen I heard Ohiophotogrl cleaning up the kitchen. Was she making muffins?
I peaked in to the oven and sure enough hat is where the smell was coming from. She told me that she was making Zucchini, Carrot, Apple, Walnut muffins. I must say I was intrigued. She told me she had gotten the zucchini from the neighbor across the street and had gotten the carrots out of the garden. She even showed me a picture.
All I can say is yummy!
Here is the recipe:
Let us know if you make them! They were great! She also added a cup of walnuts!
Have a great day! Wonder what we’re gonna do next?
I got so busy that I didn’t have time to post while I was away. This Scotty people are so much fun!
Here I am helping ohiophotogrl with her game. She ran a poker run while the show was going on and we raised $134 for rescue! What a fun group we had. 60 people turned in a hand. We gave away a deck of Scotty Dog cards and wooden nickels
We sure had a lot of fun! What do you do with your friends?
Wonder what we’re gonna do next?
We are having such a good time at the Scotty Show! We had a parade of dogs, show and tell, had a great lunch and we will soon be having a siminar on Art Deco Scotty Dog Collectables!
Oh what fun!
Wonder what we’re gonna do next?