My Summer in Florida Blog 2

My Summer in Florida Blog 2 🙂 5-27-13

Florida Aquarium 2013

Florida Aquarium Summer 2013 – That’s me on the far left!

Hey guys:) I’m back…so far “My Summer in Florida”  week 2 has been awesome! On Monday we all were recovering from the weekend. I had to weed eat the yard! Yeah it was so much fun…no not really, but I did work in the garden for a few. We planted watermelon, cucumbers, and fixed the tomato cages. Did you know that the leaves and stems of a tomato are poisonous? I didn’t till my Grandma told me! Tuesday was a lazy day I didn’t really do anything…so there isn’t anything to tell you. Now yesterday! Yesterday was awesome, we went to the Florida Aquarium! We saw a whole bunch of birds, fish,  alligators, and crocodiles 🙂 The way you can tell the difference between a crocodile and an alligator is the size and shape of its nose. It’s pretty cool; after we went through the Aquarium we went on the Wild Dolphin Cruise!

Taryn on Wild Dolphin Cruise

Sorry only me in this photo and the city of Tampa in the back – dolphins were far away

We were in a boat that looked really fancy! It had an upper deck so you could see all the bay and the inside had AIR CONDITIONING!  What kind of boat has air conditioning?? Isn’t that what the wind is for? Anyway I and my Grandma were in the SPLASH ZONE 🙂 how cool is that! I took A LOT of pictures! Even some that could be professional…well in my opinion they could be. We saw three dolphins and only got a picture of one of them :(.

American Victory Ship

Does this really steer the ship?

After the cruise we saw the S.S American Victory! It was HOT in there, the S.S. American Victory was a boat used in World War II. They still have the bunks, the bathrooms, the showers, and the captain’s bunk! The captain’s bunk had a picture of him, and his wife in it. His wife looked a little mean 🙂 there was also one of those old coke bottles that was never opened! How cool is that! I wonder how flat that would taste. We followed the yellow arrow path throughout the ship. At the end I took a picture with the wheel thingy that steers the ship! It was cool, we also saw  the first women to do work during that time period “Rosie the Riveter”:) she was one strong woman!

This week has so far been really fun! We have a butterfly census to count butterflies , and a camp out this weekend (I get to help teach a class on kids being safe in the outdoors) so I will have more to share on Monday, Bye Guys:)

To see our photos visit: http://robertandjeanenefisherphotos.shutterfly.com/pictures/1131

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About notacluegal

Jeanene was born in Pittsburgh, PA. As a young child her family was very active in the outdoors. Things changed when her parents decided to travel down different paths in life and with that decision so went many of the opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Being lucky to live in the suburbs Jeanene always had a backyard to play in and loved being outdoors. As the years passed she took every opportunity to be outdoors. She bought land in Tennessee and as a single mom moved her young daughter to the mountains. The were many life lessons learned on that mountain. There was no plumbing on the property – or even a house, but that did not stop her. She learned to live off of what was available and built her own cabin from the trees on her property. Those were rough years but the most rewarding. Now Jeanene resides in Tampa, Fl. and works as an office manager full time….but still yeans to be outdoors. Jeanene started “Not a Clue Adventures” to teach everyone she could how wonderful the outdoors are! That camping and fishing and hiking can be done by everyone and at many different levels. Single mom’s no longer have to be afraid to take their sons and daughters outdoors. By working with young couples, single parents and even seniors, she gets to teach others about her love for the outdoors and hopes to open their eyes to new adventures. In 2009, Jeanene completed certification as a Leave No Trace Instructor. She also works closely with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) and the Florida State Parks. Jeanene is also certified in First Aid/Adult CPR.
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