Saturday, September 11, 2010

Day 4: Florida Rocks

While I could say this for everywhere I go, Fort Lauderdale Florida is a beautiful place to visit – especially after a three day road trip down the East Coast. Sleeping on Sara's futon was just what the doctor ordered. I woke up refreshed!

My tush was glad to sit on any seat but a car seat.

After a delicious breakfast of eggs and Eggos we headed out into the oppressive sun, into the car, and off to where Sara works. Sara is a marine biologist and conducts field research, collecting and cataloging wildlife samples from the surrounding area. These samples provide accurate statistics of the ecosystem's health.

The building where Sara works is on the right.
Her lab was full of lots of tasty ocean creatures.
We went out back to chill on Sara's science boat.
When Sara was done with her full tour, we headed to the beach across from her work for a dip. The water was almost too warm and was pleasantly clear. I wish the water had been a little colder, and we all laughed when Sara told us about how disgustingly hot it gets at the peak of summer. While we were leaving I spotted a coconut and brought him home where he met his fate.

Pioneering a coconut opening technique.
Great success! Beach coconuts rock!

We hung around the house for the rest of the day and I've been using this time to catch up on blog entries. Originally we were planning on seeing a sea turtle nest hatch, unfortunately none were scheduled for tonight. Eventually we got hungry and went out for dinner. A beautiful Rolls Royce was cruising next to us.

The driver said he just finished building it.

We enjoyed some Bubba Gump Shrimp for dinner.
Enjoying the beach. Cat nap after dinner.

Once we got home from our second beach visit of the day, we were beat. More tomorrow. :)


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