Our first stop on Friday was at Key West, Florida. The weather could not have been more perfect! Key West doesn't really have a beach near the dock, so we decided to so an aquarium/train ride combo.
|On our way into the aquarium|
|Seth checks out some sea life|
|Elise and Jacks help feed the nurse sharks|
|Gabe and some sea creature|
|Feeding shrimp to sting rays|
After the aquarium, we boarded a "train" to take a tour of Key West. I didn't really take any pictures, but suffice it to say, we learned just about everything there is to know about this little island. I found the hour and a half (!) tour really interesting, but I am not sure the kids appreciated learning about all things Key West right down to the trim and color of the homes. It was a nice first day, but one day there was enough for us.
Key West is the Southernmost point in the United States, and there is a marker by the ocean that says so. I got a picture of it as our train zipped past.
|Tourists I don't know at the Southernmost Point in the USA|
Back on the boat we took advantage of the pool, the free pizza, soda, fruit, and sandwiches as we waited around for dinner. Yes, there is a lot of food on a cruise. I couldn't convince the big boys to attend the 'Golden Mickeys' show, but the rest of us enjoyed the Broadway style numbers featuring different Disney characters. What can I say-there was a lot of Disney going on. Everywhere.
|Big kids enjoy dessert|
|Me and J&J|
|Jackson convinced me to take him to the (not free) arcade|
|Cool towel creatures and Jackson in the background |
with the fan he got in Key West
(he got lots of mileage out of that thing)