Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day Weekend - Saturday

What a fun weekend!  We headed down to Jacksonville, Florida to my sisters, Janet’s house.  We played on the boat, shopped, went out to eat, saw gators, shopped and played in the pool!  What more could a girl ask for?

We took the girls, along with our son and my sister, out on the boat.  They got to experience tubing.   They were a little hesitant at first because Michael (our son) convinced them there were alligators in the water and if they stayed in one place too long they would be eaten!  LOL  What are big brothers for, right?  So just to be on the safe side the girls had Michael get in on the tube first.  J  Smart girls!  Once they decided it was safe, they were raring to go!  Nanna ventured out first! 

But Yasmina was an eager second! 

 Once they had conquered tubing, (neither one fell off the tube) they decided to try their hand at water skiing.  Again Nanna went first.

 She came so close, but never quite made it up.  The skis were just too big for her tiny feet.  We literally pulled her out of the skis each time she tried to get up.  But she gave it her best try!  I was proud of her for not giving up.  We will have to get some smaller skis and try it again.

Yasmina was ready for her turn!  She made it up on the second try! 

Way to go YASMINA!  The smile on her face said it all.  She loved it!  She stayed up for about 100 feet before she fell.  She tried a few more times but didn’t manage to stand up again.

 After we got everyone back in the boat, we opened up the throttle and sped around for a bit then headed back to the boat ramp.  It was a fun afternoon.

 After boating, we headed back to my sister’s house, got cleaned up, and went out to dinner and Clarks Fish Camp. 
Now for those of you who have never ventured down to Jacksonville, FL and into Clarks, it is, to say the least, a very unique establishment. It is what I like to call taxidermy heaven! 

It also has baby gators outside that you can feed!

Clarks also serves several distinctive entrées: everything from the mundane fish to the exotic kangaroo and alligator and everything in-between.  The girls had no idea what to order!  I got three appetizers:  kangaroo, alligator and calamari (or squid).  They tried each of them and liked the calamari the best with alligator and kangaroo both tied for last!  J  Of course we had to take photos!

After dinner we headed home.  We were all tired from our day in the sun.  We were all tucked into bed by 11:30.  All in all if was a great day! 

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