Day 147: Curry Hammock State Park.

Today is our first full day at Curry Hammock. On the agenda today is pretty much nothing. With all this pesky sand in the Florida Keys, our toes are not looking very lady like. Luckily it was an easy problem to remedy. Red for Ava. Pink sparkles for Mila.

Day 146: Curry Hammock State Park.


And it looks like our “friends” are back. Dan busted out our arsenal of bug sprays again, including incense, garlic pills and bounce dryer sheets. Yes, we smell very strange. The no-see-ums are worse than the mosquitoes here at Curry Hammock. They still sneak into our Airstreams through the windows and doors. I wonder if we should have upgraded our weather stripping on the door and windows, if that sort of thing exists. If not, someone should invent it.

Day 146: Curry Hammock State Park.

The girls officially have a case of island fever and I’m sure our neighbors hate us.

Day 146: Curry Hammock State Park.

But at least they are cute.

Day 146: Curry Hammock State Park.

You can’t tell by this picture but Luka isn’t as grumpy as he looks. He loves hearing his sisters’ shenanigans. As soon as he hears them stir in the morning, he shrieks and tries to lunge towards them. They are a constant form of entertainment for him.

Day 146: Curry Hammock State Park.

And whatever the oldest sister does…

Day 146: Curry Hammock State Park.

…the youngest tries to copy, with her own twist of course.

Day 146: Curry Hammock State Park.

A few hours before the sun goes down, we take a family walk around the state park, trying to discover new things each day. Today we watched an ant hill being made. It was amazing for the girls to see ants carry sand out of the ground, over and over again, depositing the grain of sand and forming a hill. We also agreed to try to not step on all that hard work and ruin their hills… and avoid getting our toes bitten up by angry ants, too.

Day 146: Curry Hammock State Park.

At the beach, someone spent the day creating a huge maze out of sand. That someone was not us. We just reaped the benefits of their hard work. The girls were thrilled and carefully went through the maze many many times. Thank you, mystery sand maze builder.

Day 146: Curry Hammock State Park.

The girls are in heaven now that we have a playground walking distance from our campsite.

Day 146: Curry Hammock State Park.

I guess a change of scenery is what they needed.

Day 146: Curry Hammock State Park.

They also discovered this ledge that divides the grassy area from the beach. The look on Ava’s face is priceless.

Day 146: Curry Hammock State Park.

They really went to town and wanted me to take pictures of them jumping, and I obliged.

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Over and over and over again.

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Silly kids.

Day 146: Curry Hammock State Park.

On the walk home, the kids were really intrigued with the exposed part of the tree and Dan put on his teacher hat and taught them about the rings. Good to know that I have a substitute teacher on hand in case I need to call in “sick”.

Day 146: Curry Hammock State Park.

After all the playing and jumping and walking and learning, the kids were still a little nuts.

Day 146: Curry Hammock State Park.

Luka suggested that I make them run laps around the Airstream. Not a bad idea, Luka. Not a bad idea.

Day 146: Curry Hammock State Park.

the end,
marlene

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