Clearwater Marine Aquarium: Home of Winter the Dolphin – Clearwater, Florida – 4/30/2012

If you have seen the movie Dolphin Tale, you will recognize the Clearwater Marine Aquarium as the home of Winter…

Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure Museum, Movie Props, and Filming Locations – Clearwater, Florida – 4/30/2012

Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure is a brand new, state-of-the-art facility displaying props and story boards from the film, Dolphin Tale….

Everything Else! Random Shots on Cedar Key Beach Album Four – Cedar Key, Florida – 05/07/2021

Along the natural beaches of Cedar Key, Florida, you can experience an abundance of marine animals in their natural Gulf…

Sisters! Cedar Key Beach Album Three – Cedar Key, Florida – 05/07/2021

The setting sun casts its magical warmth over Cedar Key Beach as my girls and I explore all that we…

Shells! Cedar Key Beach Album Two – Cedar Key, Florida – 05/07/2021

Cedar Key is a quaint, but spirited, old fishing village nestled in a series of islands of the northwestern Gulf…

Starfish! Cedar Key Beach Album One – Cedar Key, Florida – 05/07/2021

We spent a lovely evening exploring Cedar Key, Florida. Cedar Key is a quaint, but spirited, old fishing village nestled…

Midnight Riders – Gulf Shores, Alabama – 09/21/2017

Just taking the Golf Cart for a little ride to the beach… And then a nice, midnight walk along the…

Jump Splashing in the Gulf of Mexico – Gulf Breeze, Florida – 09/19/2017

After a fun day in Pensacola, we decided to get in a little beach time. Sun, sand, and a little…

Sunset Along the Gulf – Gulf Shores, Alabama – 09/14/2017

Just one of many gorgeous adventures we enjoyed while spending September in Gulf Shores, Alabama! More great ideas to come!…

Painted Shells! – Gulf Shores, Alabama – 09/14/2017

We’re just now getting into the Painted Rock Craze… But, how cool is it to be on the beach and…

A Few Random Day Three Shots – Dry Tortugas National Park – Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/13/2011

After three days on a remote island in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico, 70 miles from civilization, my…

Day Two in the Dry Tortugas – Dry Tortugas National Park – Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/12/2011

We’ll just group most of Day Two’s Adventures into one post for now, but I might come back later and…

Gone Fishin'! – Dry Tortugas National Park – Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/12/2011

Spending our days frolicking in the clear waters and exploring the marinelife was definitely the collectively preferred way to enjoy…

Waking Up in Paradise! – Day Break on the Dry Tortugas – Dry Tortugas National Park- Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/12/2011

Our first night of camping in the books, as we wake to our own peaceful solitude; with calm waters and…

As the Sun Sets in Paradise… – Dry Tortugas National Park – Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/11/2011

Such glorious sunsets in this perfect paradise. Where the sun melts into the Gulf Water Horizon… We find joy. Togetherness….

A Whole Fort to Ourselves! – Fort Jefferson After the Crowds Leave – Dry Tortugas National Park – Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/11/2011

After the ferry boat packs up the Day Visitors and embarks upon its journey back to Key West, campers are…

Camping on the Dry Tortugas – Dry Tortugas National Park – Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/11/2011

Ahhh… A trip to the Dry Tortugas was one of THE top things on my Bucket List for many years…

Snorkeling in the Dry Tortugas – Dry Tortugas National Park, Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/11/2011

Snorkeling in these perfect, warm, crystalline waters was an experience like no other! The kids had a blast splashing, playing,…

Day One: A Little Exploration – Dry Tortugas National Park – Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/11/2011

We didn’t really get settled into camp until after the ferry boat left the island for the evening with all…

Yankee Freedom Ferry Ride to Fort Jefferson – Dry Tortugas National Park – Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/11/2011

Exploring the Dry Tortugas National Park spent many years in one of the highest spots on my Bucket List! And…

Sunset at Cypremort – Cypremort State Park – Cypremort Point , Louisiana – 02/15/2010

The sunset this evening was INCREDIBLE! There is a bit of editing touch up to these photos, but a lot…

Digging Up Some Fun at Cypremort Point State Park – Cypremort Point, Louisiana – 02/15/2010

I really do believe kids have the most fun just being able to let loose and have some good, old-fashioned…

Bridges of the Texas Gulf Coast – Port Arthur, Texas into Bridge City, Texas – 02/14/2010

I have way too much fun trying to get unique bridge shots… And there are a LOT of bridges in…

Driving the Creole Nature Trail All American Road – Grand Chenier, Louisiana into Sabine, Louisiana – 02/14/2010

Most of Louisiana Highway 82 along the Gulf of Mexico is part of the Creole Nature Trail. Driving it makes…

A Little Wet Fun in the Gulf of Mexico – Holly Beach, Louisiana – 02/14/2010

We’ve never really been much for swimming in the open water. And, on a day like today, February in the…

Shells on the Gulf of Mexico – Holly Beach, Louisiana – 02/14/2010

Put your little scientists to work at the beach by searching for and collecting fun shells! Grouping, sorting, classifying! Building…

Bubbles! – An Afternoon on the Cajun Riviera! – Holly Beach, Louisiana – 02/14/2010

Another GREAT idea for good, old-fashioned fun? BUBBLES! They’re not terribly expensive, or you can even make your own! Throw…

Dig It! – An Afternoon on the Cajun Riviera! – Holly Beach, Louisiana – 02/14/2010

Holly Beach, Louisiana may not be the most developed beach along the Gulf… It certainly isn’t commercialized. But that’s the…

Snowing on the Gulf of Mexico at Biloxi Beach – Biloxi, Mississippi – 02/12/2010

Well, now, I will say, it doesn’t snow very often along the Gulf of Mexico! But, on this cold and…