For the third and final port, we left the kids on the boat with Gogo so that we could do something we'd always wanted to try: snorkeling! We rode on a boat out into the water, put on our snorkeling gear and flippers, and jumped in the water. We were given bags of fish food, which helped the fish come really close to us. We saw amazing, beautiful tropical fish and coral. Truth be told, Carolyn screamed every time a fish came too close or touched her. But we held hands and swam together, and it was a remarkable experience.
Then we got back on the boat to try its waterslide into the water. Wheeee!
We had never been to the Bahamas before, but what everyone says is true: the water is so blue, warm and beautiful! We went to a wonderful resort for the day, where we all enjoyed the beach and pool, and the adults enjoyed some frozen cocktails.
Some people went to Disney World. Some folks went to Harry Potter World. Others visited the Kennedy Space Center. The O'Laughlins went to:
This tacky, roadside attraction was perfect for us because Caleb LOVES alligators! It was a hot and sticky day, but we got to see and feed alligators (they ate pieces of hot dog off of fishing poles!) and Caleb even got to hold a baby alligator.