It's a bird! It's a plane! Nope, it's a helicopter!!!
Yep, we took the boys on a helicopter ride this week and it was AWESOME!!! They had no idea what was going on. We told them we wanted to do something different and "looking" at a helicopter was one idea we had. They were a little surprised when we started to take off!
We had a great pilot who showed up the beautiful beaches of Destin, FL along with some dolphins, sharks, sting rays and a HUGE hammer head shark! Yes, don't go swimming at the beach between 3:30pm - 6:30pm because the sharks come out to eat. It was a little un-nerving to say the least but also very cool.
|Lucas was not quite sure about taking off...|
|until he got the ear phones and radio!|
|As soon as we took off, he was loving it.|
|Axel was in love too!|
|Daddy was so excited about the Osprey airplane/helicopter!|
|Axel was being a stinker because he wanted to go again.|
Living in Florida has definitely been a different experience for us rock climbers. However, we are finally getting used to the place despite the humidity and yucky bugs. :)
One of our neighbors is a fisherman in Destin, FL. He as been so wonderful sharing fresh seafood with us and now we are spoiled. Yes, we have become seafood snobs! Just in the past week, we have had fresh-caught-that-day-sushi-quality-tuna, grouper, mackerel, 3 blue crabs and caught this morning shrimp! The tuna was some of the best fish we have ever eaten. The shrimp, probably the freshest most tender ever. It's truly amazing and to have it handed to us for free is just unbelievable. We are spoiled! I'm quite certain my cookies have won him over. He's hooked! So are we! :)
|Shrimp caught this morning in the gulf and hand delivered.|
|Freshly caught, marinaded and seared to perfection tuna.|
|Luckily for us, the boys really don't care about the seafood. They do enjoy getting cozy on the couch.|
|And hanging out with Dad. Axel is addicted to Mike and wants to spend every minute with him. It's really cute to watch. He was so proud to be wearing the same pants as Daddy and sitting just like him too.|
|Lucas, Betsy, Sarah & Axel being nutty!|