Saturday, June 20, 2015

Sun Pass

Picture of the Day for 6/20/2015. Another sign I'm slowly inching my way to becoming a Florida resident. I purchased a Sun Pass which allows you to travel on Florida's ever present toll roads (the Florida Turnpike in particular) without having to stop at all the toll booths. It's especially annoying near the Orlando airport where they seem to be spaced every couple of miles.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Serious Storm Clouds

Picture of the Day for 6/19/2015. Boy, you should have seen the lighting that flashed across the sky after I took this picture. It was beautiful and threatening all at the same time.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Controlled Fire by a Tree Farm?

Picture of the Day for 618/2015. I noticed a controlled burn off of I-95. I know these controlled fires are often necessary, but next to a tree farm????

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Sailfish Marina

Picture of the Day for 6/17/2015. Met a friend for lunch at the Sailfish Marina Resort in West Palm Beach. It was fun hanging out in such a posh location for a couple of hours. Although there was a shifty-looking pirate hanging out by the entrance as you can see by my selfie with him below. The guy behind me looks decidedly blase about the pirate.


 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Snorkeling

Picture of the Day for 6/16/2015. Took a snorkeling lesson today. I see from this picture that wearing a snorkeling mask isn't a good look for me. And that's what it's all about- looking good, not my actual snorkeling skills which I was chagrined to find weren't great. I've been snorkeling before and I'm a strong swimmer, but I'm definitely out of practice. I'll have to see if there's a place in Salt Lake where I can take a class.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Alligators and Dolphins

Picture of the Day for 6/15/2015. Still roaming the Florida Keys today. There are so many of them that I couldn't tell you exactly where I was at any given time. Went on a short little nature hike to this beautiful lake.



I was startled to see these alligators when I looked over the railing on the deck (which you can see in the picture above) overlooking the lake. Eek. The camera doesn't do the perspective justice. They were closer than they appear and the one on the right was massive. Eek.


Much more appealing were the dolphins at the Dolphin Research Center. It was fun watching them frolic and paint. Apparently, the dolphins get so excited when they get to paint a picture.  
 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Florida Keys

Picture of the Day for 6/14/2015. Driving along the 7-mile bridge that connects the Middle Keys to the Lower Keys. It's so very beautiful. And I am so very happy.