Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It's Not Always Sunny In Florida

The rain has been coming down steadily for three days now, the park is flooding in several places.  Here are some pictures of Bahia Honda that are not on any of the brochures!

Here's the new lake behind our house.  Whoohoo!  Waterfront property!

Sorry, campers!  The park website SAYS flooding may occur!  Not really, all the campers have been very nice.  This guy actually didn't move even though he was offered a dry campsite.

Oops!  I don't think the cop parked his boat like that!

 It's a special day in the park when the Rangers go shoeless!

Don't worry, we managed to get the boat out of the water and on the trailer.  This last picture is Ranger Fred removing the drain plugs.  He was soaked up to his shoulders!  Kept his shoes on, though.  Very professional, Ranger Fred!  :)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Bahia Honda

I know I haven't blogged in, oh... a MILLION YEARS! Sorry about that. I think my life is fun but I don't know if its cool enough to blog about! Chris bugs me to blog all the time. So here it is!

We're now volunteering (again) at Bahia Honda State Park near Big Pine Key, FL. For anyone who's never been to the Keys, this is right in the middle of the Keys, about two hours south of the mainland and about an hour north Key West. Even as the rest of the world cools off, its still warm and even hot some days here. We're generally experiencing 70's at night and 80's by day.

We both have online jobs to pay the bills and volunteering at the park is fun as well as it pays the rent! When we're not at work we are usually out in our little boat, or snorkeling, or diving, or hunting lobster or fishing. Catching our dinner helps with the grocery bills! We have lots of fish!

Fish going in the freezer

Catching lobster

Today the weather was rainy and the waves are high so we went to the Key West Aquarium. I had lots of fun playing at the touch tank and even got to help feed the nurse sharks!

We love the Florida Keys!