I took too many pictures on this day so I divided it up into two pages.
Tuesday morning we (me, Dad, Wes, Steve, and Joel) went to Corkscrew Wildlife Refuge which is about 45 minutes from the beach. We saw a blue heron, many hawks, a huge turtle, an alligator, many different birds, and some really cool trees and plants.
If I had slept more than three hours I would probably remember what these pictures are of. There were some great Strangling Fig trees that grow up along other trees, and there were cool airplants attached to most of the trees. Trees trees trees - lack of sleep. The trail through the refuge was about 2 1/2 miles long, which is probably two miles more than I walk over the course of a week.

A bird up there

Steve & my reflections

Dad & my reflections

I did that. I set the bottle down to take a picture and it blew off the bridge. Dad said "You can't take kids anywhere"

Joel, Wes & my reflections

Joel & my reflections

A field


Trees & air plants

I think there may be an alligator somewhere in here

There's a turtle in there

I tried to take a nap, then Sean taught Todd how to
fry an egg

Craig drinking milk

Getting ready for dinner at St. George & The Dragon
Every year Dad takes the whole family (I think there were 32 of us this year) to St. George & The Dragon, which is a restaurant owned by Marcia (a woman who graduated from North Webster High School with Dad). We stopped at Bart & Cinda's (other high school friends of Dad's and, therefore, the whole family) on the way, but there was killer traffic along the beach, so we didn't stay there long.
But here's what's important:

Cinda's SO GOOD Artichoke Dip
1/2 cup real shredded parmesan
a big can of drained artichokes, quartered
1 8-ounce package of Philly cream cheese
1/2 cup mayo
a handfull of chopped onion
1 tsp. chopped horseradish
1/2 to 1 cup chopped spinach
salt & pepper
a sprinkle of cayenne
Stir, then top with 1/4 cup parmesan
Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes.
Serve with crunchy toast crackers.