B is off to Marine Ecology Camp for 4-H. We are making at Rocky Bayou State Park in Niceville, Fl. We enjoyed some morning hikes before dropping be off at camp.
The deer moss was pretty near. It only grows in certain conditions and dries up when the moisture is low. The deer love to lay down on it because it is soft and fluffy. They use deer moss in model building!
We had a good time on our hikes along the bayou. It was terribly hot outside but we made the best of it.
We did some wading before it got too hot out.
After we dropped B at camp we visited the USAF Armament Museum. I had a great time looking at all of the weapons.
I really loved the planes on display outside. We made it through about 3/4 of them and I was too hot. The temperatures have been in the upper 90s with heat index in the low 120s!
We called it quits and went to a bowling alley for dinner. I had a quesadilla while bowling on the fishy lanes.
What a neat concept. It was called “Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl”.
We cooled off with cold showers at the camp bathhouse and spent the evening doing puzzles in the AC of the camper.
Cinnamon rolls for breakfast before another day out.
Oh, I ate oranges too. Don’t tell anyone. I kind of enjoyed them. Maybe!
We played hard exploring town and were back for dinner and cookies in the camper.
We woke up to a sign in the park saying that the water was off limits. The temperatures were so high that the water failed the bacterial test. We loaded the car and headed for the beach. The beach was EMPTY. It was toasty hot outside but we had a nice breeze on the beach.
I loved making sand castles in the surf.
I was jumping waves for a long time.
My castles keep getting bigger and better.
After the beach we stopped at a spray ground/playground that was really shady. I had a great time climbing and playing.
The spray area was full sun with no clouds in the sky. I didn’t last long.
I loved the bubble but other kids kept coming in and disturbing me. I asked if we could go back to the camper after throwing a massive tantrum.
But first I had to check out the shovel digger.
One day we found a hands on science center. It wasn’t very large but I had a good time exploring. I played with the bubbles for over an hour. Anything to stay inside and not outside in the sauna!
The storms rolled in and it was down poring like crazy. Mom had the awning put away and all the outside stuff, other than the mat, cleaned up. I made a fort under the dining room table and played under there for a long time.
More puzzles. This one took all evening!
One last beach trip before we picked up Breighton.
I spent hours making sand animals.
This is my giant barnacle.
The rains came again in the afternoon and between bands I went outside to play with bubbles while Mom worked on laundry and tidy up.
We thought we were going to float away. But at least it was cooler outside for a little while.
We finally picked up B and then went to the Gulf World Aquarium. I loved seeing the mama and baby dolphin and the penguins.