Moving to Florida (we bought a beachside business on the Gulf) has been absolutely fantastic. Besides having a great starting location for our travels with easy access to the Caribbean, Mexico, Cuba and Central America, it’s warm even in the winter, we get an abundance of Vitamin D, there are palm trees and grapefruit trees in our back yard and the wildlife is awesome. We’re both from the midwest (Michigan and Pennsylvania), so the tropical flora and fauna are very exotic to us. (How often can you just pull off at a roadside park and see live gators!?). If you have never been to Florida or are looking for great location for a getaway, we highly recommend the Sunshine State. Oh, and stop by our shop – Beach Snoballs - on Treasure Island – we’d love to meet you!
This is a picture I took while we were moving into our new house – I found this little guy crawling on our mailbox!
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Photos I took from the Mote Marine Aquarium in Sarasota, Florida.
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Back in September, MSNBC Travel did an article on 10 extreme adventures – everything from shark bating to helicopter safaris! How many of these crazy vacations would YOU take?
10 Extreme Adventures:
- Go shark-bating (we don’t support this one*)
- Dive in an exosuit
- Go drag racing
- Take a helicopter safari
- Rescue training school
- Bulldoze something
- Go street-luging
- Drive a tank
- Try stunt training
- Fly a MiG over Russia
Take a helicopter safari!
*After researching some pictures to accompany MSNBC’s list, we were really turned off by shark-bating. We learned that there are some French Islander fishing techniques that use live dogs as bait – the pictures are very sad and we do not support these practices. What are your thoughts?
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Below is a picture of Greta in her new paracord dog collar! We tied a chain knot dog collar in bright orange and bright pink for her. Great for summer! Thanks for sending us the photo Ali!
Greta in her new chain knot paracord dog collar!
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