We had a wonderful and chilly time camping with the Symonds family over the holiday. We spent a few days at Hillsborough River State Park just outside of Tampa. The girls biked around the park and we went on a beautiful hike along the river. They all went down and hopped along the rocks and no one even fell in. One of the days we were able to go and visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and learn about the animal hospital and rescue of wild marine life.
It was very interesting but oh so cold. A smokey fire, hot cocoa, a visit or two to MOSI and eating out at restaurants with christmas gift cards made the trip even more fun. Steve made the short trip back and forth from work, so he could join in the fun. The girls were eager to get home, they have a little"Dorothy" in them and already know "there is no place like home," and back to some home cooking.