During a visit to Key West, think about planning in a trip to Fort Zachary State Park. This park includes plenty of shade, picnic tables, a Florida Keys beach that is better than some we visited, and an area close by for exploring, swimming and snorkeling. If it hadn’t been so late in the day, Builder and a couple of the kids would have got in the water with their snorkel gear to see what they could see.
Where to Eat in the Florida Keys?
During our Florida Keys Vacation we found a vacation house rental, and for the first time, eating on vacation was an absolute pleasure. No stress about hotel breakfasts or blowing the budget on eating out. Instead, we prepared most of our meals at the house. We had a good breakfast every morning, loaded a cooler for each day’s lunch and often ate dinner in. I LOVED being able to choose when to go out for a meal and enjoyed each of those meals so much more than if we were juggling food from hotel rooms. This is the house we rented. It was fantastic!
For Christ followers, the Bible is a road map, it is a mirror that reveals to us what is inside us, and it the only resource that tells us the end of the story, and how to be ready for it. In the Bible there are admonitions, blessings, general promises and specific promises. In those specific promises one can find words written specifically to and for the believing Christian, the Christ follower.
Reading Challenge Update
It is time for a 2016 Reading Challenge Update. Along with a reading goal through Goodreads, and a personal mini goal to further my pursuit of reading the books that are on my bookshelves, I decided to join in the 2016 Reading Challenge hosted by The Modern Mrs. Darcy. It sounded fun to be challenged to read “outside my box.” Now know, these 3 reading challenges/goals overlap a bit. Some of the books from my “read” pile are from my book shelves and fit into the MMD challenge. And all the books apply to my goodreads goal.
The beaches and snorkel trips that we discovered on the Florida Keys added so much fun and adventure to our family vacation to the Sunshine State. Florida is a long ways from our home state, and airfare is usually quite steep for this biggish family. But I discovered some great priced flights through Spirit and a plan was put into place!
One of the biggest reasons our family vacationed at the Florida Keys was that my husband has great memories from a trip he took before he and I married. So we packed up and 7 of us headed south for a glorious week of sunshine and salt life.
Located just outside Glenwood Springs, Colorado is the trail head for Hanging Lake and Spouting Rock. Exiting Interstate 70, one can find parking in a medium size lot, or cycle in and lock the bike up. The parking lot fills up quick, so when we plan to do this hike, we arrive at about 7:00 am. This easily gets a spot in the parking lot and we get an early start. That is when I prefer to start hikes in the summer, as I don’t enjoy hiking in the heat.