Goodbye Universal Studios

We took one last trip over before the passes expire. Although we said goodbye a month ago we found time for one more visit. We rode all our favorites: King Kong, Flyers, Jurassic Park and more.

We explored the Harry Potter area in depth, rode the rides and had butter bear ice cream.

We even rode the train both directions just to get the full experience.

A few spins on the Sotrm Force Accelerator and we were ready to call it quits. It was insanely hot outside and we wanted to cool off in the car!




Fun week and Art of the Brick

We had a great time at Honeymoon Island hunting for shells and walking along the north beach area. Things have changed a lot since we were last here. 

We found some great shells and pieces of great shells and then visited the nature center to identify all of them. It was a lot of fun.

We made a LOT Of slime in the afternoon when it was raining.

Dad got back from DC in the evening. Mom’s lap was home to two cats and a ME!

I helped Dad make a German Chocolate cake. It came out really good. I decided i now like coconut.

Oh I also found this rock at the Pinellas County Extension Office when we were down for a 4-H Meeting this week.

We are busy raising io moth caterpillars. We got them friend a friends house. We have to feed them new plants each day.

We also visited Art of the Brick. It was an amazing collection of Lego items. I was really impressed that one person did all of these!

This one is called The Eye. It was one of my favorites. From up close it is people walking by ignoring each other. But from far away it is an eyeball!

This one was funny too!

There was even a massive dinosaur!

The artist took real painting and inserted lego objects. This one is a red umbrella made of legos.

And here is the umbrella.

The mop bucket.

Finally HUGMAN!

Can’t leave without a little statue practice.

I was in hysterics of the model of the building we were in with a model of the model. There was even a model inside the model of the model of the building we were in. I think!?

So glad we arrived early and the heat wasn’t TOO bad. The line got really long. Probably because it is summer and the event was FREE!



4-H Camp Cloverleaf

We had a fun, but crowded, ride to Camp Cloverleaf. I read most of the way down and snacked on cookies.

I enjoyed all the camp activities but really enjoyed just hanging out and relaxing a bit.

I had archery, fishing, air rifle and outdoor skills. I liked outdoor skills the best because I was an ace at lighting a fire! I also learned how to do cats’s cradle from Mrs. Kim. This is the Eiffel tower!



Ocala Outdoor Adventure Camp

I had a fun time at my first ever sleep away camp. I was sad to go away from Mom and Dad but I was okay since Breighton was at camp with me.

I picked my bunk quickly. I liked the top bunk near the counselor in case I needed help.

We had a good group in our cabin.

I got to paddle a canoe and kayak.

We visited the pet place and held turtles, snakes and alligators!

We learned all about hunting safety and earned our safe hunters cards!

We had a lot of range time for archery, shotgun and muzzleloader.

I did shoot the shotgun! It was LOUD! I didn’t do the muzzleloader since it was really loud and I was super nervous.


We learned outdoor survival skills like starting fires and building shelters.

I also got to paddle a kayak.

I was sad that the last day of camp the mud hike was canceled due to bad weather in the area. The storms were really bad at camp and the rain just kept coming! I can’t wait to come back next year for Anglers!


Busy Week at Home Before Camp

Dad is off to DC and we are playing with friends before everyone else leaves for the summer. We enjoyed a morning of bowling.

The next day we went and saw a free summer movie, Ice Age. Then went out to lunch at Quaker Steak and Lube.

Zoe came down and we died shirts and had fund watching  movie, since it always rains when she visits.

We got all packed for Ocala Adventure Camp.

I wasn’t feeling to well and asked to go to the doctor. I was fine but they did say to up the allergy meds for a few weeks to adapt back to Florida.

We have owls in the backyard. There are 3 babies and 2 adults. They are super cute to watch bob around and learn to fly and hunt.

We participated int he fun shoot at WAC. I improved my score quite a bit over the last tournament. I was proud but I was tired so I was in a bad mood.

We have hearing protection in since there were people on the shotgun range during our time.