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Boynton Beach Florida

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

If you thought I was done posting about our travels in Florida, you were wrong! After a week at Disney and a week in Tampa, we continued on to spend a week at my parents’ house in Boynton Beach. Dave worked again this week – from the house – so on Sunday he wanted to check out the area. The first place we visited was right near my parents house – the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.

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Inside the visitors’ center, you can go on a virtual airboat ride!

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We took a walk on a boardwalk trail

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The views were so pretty.

And we got to see an alligator. A big one!

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See how close to us he swam?

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That evening, we checked out the beach. It was very pretty!

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The next day we also went to the beach. This time with my dad. The kids got to lay in the sand and a little bit n the water.

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The next day we checked out the Schoolhouse Museum. It was cute and the kids enjoyed it. I think my parents did too.

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On our last full day, we checked out another nature center – the Green Cay Nature Center. This was free and really nice! There are live animals in the visitors’ center and lots of boardwalk trails. It was very hot out – it would be a lot nicer on a cooler day! We also did a bit of geocaching while there.

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Zachary is pointing at the word “Lion.” The cache (in his hand) was supposed to be hidden under a “lion”!

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That afternoon, the kids washed our car and my dad’s car while Simon napped.

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So that’s about it for Florida, aside from the drive back through towards Alabama! Tomorrow I will tell you about the places we saw on our way back home to Kansas!