Walking the beach

As Ohiophotogrl and I were walking the beach we came across a few of these holes. I was pointing this out to Ohiophotogrl when something popped out of the whole.


It was a crab! After my experience earlier in the week I decided to stay clear of him. I’m pretty sure he was just as scared of me as I was of him. There was lots of animal life along the beach.


Did I mention I love the beach!

Wonder what we’re gonna do next?

Ding Darling 

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?

More on Mammoth Cave

Yesterday I shared with you a fun weekend away! So today I wanna share some pics from inside the cave!

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This was the entrance and the exit to the Frozen Niagra.  Ohiophotogrl and I volunteered to be the last person so we could take some photos with out people in them :0)

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A stalactite hangs like an icicle from the ceiling or sides of a cavern.  A stalagmite appears like an inverted stalactite, rising from the floor of a cavern.

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Boy after seeing all this cool stuff I got a nice long nap!

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ill share more tomorrow!

Wonder what were will do then?

May 14,2014 “Ding” Darling again and a shell museum

So we headed out early back to Ding Darling and caught some really cool things…
Here are the Rosete Spoon Billed bird!
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There were a whole lot of them.
And then there was this guy having some crab for breakfast…..
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Then I met this little guy….
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Then ohiophotogrl and I went to a shell museum.

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What a fun filled day!
Wonder what were gonna do tomorrow?