sunny days in florida

Per the Dotson yearly tradition, we spent a few days in Florida this past week(end).  It was wonderful to spend time with the family, enjoy time with the grandparents, extended family and Mike’s bro and SIL. 

This year was typical – spend time at the beach, walks on the beach, throwing the frisbee, running to get our chairs from the beach during an afternoon rain storms (ok that was new), time at the pool and all around relaxing.

But to include something a little new, Mike and I decided that the family should go on a SUP tour of some mangroves.  SUP? you say?  Well it stands for Stand-Up Paddleboard.  It’s a long board that you stand on and paddle around on, preferably on calmer water.  Its very relaxing, great for all activity levels and a whole new way to see things.

We decided on a tour because that would allow us some family time, not too long on the boards if some of us weren’t so good at it.  Plus going on a tour with a local marine biologist from the nearby aquarium through mangroves!!, who wouldn’t want to do that?? oh and bonus – we got some SUP yoga instructions! wow, pretty awesome.

Here are a few pictures from our weekend.  It was just a wonderful time with the family.

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Here are a few more pictures from our weekend, family group shots and “proof” that mike and his brother are related. (yeah sorry, they don’t look much alike in these pictures!)

And a special thank you to our friends who were able to watch Avi while we were away =)

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