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Gulf of Mexico Adventure

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

We are staying in Dade City, FL for a few days with our friends Bert & Ashley. Bert wrestles alligators for a living in the show called KachungaBert at work and Ashely is a horse barrel racer. I know, I know, most our friends have odd jobs, LOL.

So yesterday we went out on the Gulf of Mexico on an air boat with Gil, the owner of the Kachunga show. Gil knows pretty much everything about fish and game in Florida. We learned a lot about all the animals that reside in the gulf. Here is the short list of what we saw and experienced. Sea Turtle, mullet, manatee, needle fish, stingray, blue crab, horseshoe crab, conch, and of course gators. The air boat of course rocks. We were skimming across water that was a little as two inches deep. You can take an air boat into places that no other type of boat could get into.

It was an incredible day out on the water. God knew what He was doing when we made water. It is refreshing on so many levels. It is amazing what water can do for a person. Kristen truly finds it soothing to be out on the water, listening to a babbling brook or sitting under a water fall. Definitely a far cry from being locked in a chamber of water.

We stopped at several islands during the day. Some are just rocks sticking up out of the Gulf, while others are great sandy get-a-ways with luscious palm trees, vegetation and thousands of small crabs.

Kristen said it best on her Facebook page with the picture below.

Wind in my face,
Sun on my shoulders,
The spray of salt water
Glorious day