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Story: Las Vegas Trip!

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Why did the Turtle cross the Road?

To give Star a heart attack, that’s why. Mat and I went for a walk on a wooded trail near our house. We saw skinks (a type of lizzard), giant grasshoppers, crabs, and many many flies. At the end of our walk we spotted this guy in the grass/rocks between the parking lot and the road. We watched him for a while, making sure he wasn’t headed for the road. Once we were certain he would behave, we got in our vehicle. As we are coming up to the road, who do you think we see? Of course, Mr. Turtle. And yes, he was in the road (he had crossed almost the whole street already). We shooed him off the side of the road for good measure. 

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Motorcycle!

Mat bought us a pair of GSXRs! Now I am a real motorcycler! It is so much fun – training wheels are coming off after the 500 mile break in! And I’m figuring out shifting so easily. 

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Private Sailing Lesson

For Valentines Day I got Mat a private sailing lesson for 2. Today we went out and used it. Our first time sailing together and Mat’s first time in about 30 years! A fun and new experience 🙂

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Epic Wave Days

Yesterday Mat and I went to the beach because the wave forecast had the word “good” in it – that never happens at Jacksonville Beach. Usually it is “poor” or “poor to fair.” The waves were so huge and gave us a great workout to keep from drowning! Today the waves were gentle, rolling, smooth, yet still powerful. There were so many to choose from and we didn’t get completely worn out trying to get back out there. Baby, I had an epic two days of boogie boarding with you, thank you.

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Perfect Night for Disc Golf

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Story: Florida State Parks Passport

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5 State Parks in 1 Day

We started our exploration of state parks at Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park. It was raining when we for there so we didn’t explore but it has a paddle board/kayak launch that looked cool on the map, plus a lot of sandy trails to walk. Next was Yellow Bluff Fort Historic Park which was a grassy area next to someone’s house with trenches and a few cannons. Nothing special. Third, we went back out to Little Talbot Island State Park to collect our stamps. Forth, we headed out to Fernandina Plaza Historic State Park which was a grassy square area with a beautiful view of the water. Lastly, we visited Fort Clinch State Park to collect more stamps and explore. They said they had the second best camping in the state. A lot of hiking and bike trails. The fort was absolutely amazing!

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Florida State Parks Passport

Today I found out from Christy that there is a passport you can get and have it stamped at select Florida State Parks. Mat and I bought one today at Little Talbot and started collecting stamps. At Little Talbot we walked down the boardwalk and way out into the ocean from the secluded beach on a sand bar. The water was crystal clear, only ankle to knee deep (with the waves) and there were little white fish everywhere playing in the current. I took off my clothes and laid down in the water – it was incredible. There was even a shower at the beginning of the boardwalk to rinse off. We found a shell together. Afterwards we went to Fort George Island Cultural State Park. We did the full loop around on bumpy gravel roads. Then we saw the Ribault Club and discovered there is a paddle board/kayak launch right behind it, which takes you straight to Fort George Island (where we used to go on the boat)! A great discovery. On the way out we stopped and looked at some friendly peacocks which were in someone’s yard. We had so much fun!

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Story: Panther Creek Trail, GA