Wordful Wednesday: Florida Vacation Issue II

Wordful Wednesday is like Wordless Wednesday, only WITH words. It’s for those of us that can’t contain the chatter, but in a good way. More info. in my tabber box titled WW on the right. Thank you for playing along!

One of the highlights of our vacation was being able to get out in the boat  and explore the canals and islands (apparently the “islands” are made of mounds of seashells) around our rental house.  Of course, it took a lot of planning charting out our course, keeping no wake zones and water depths in mind, but it was totally worth it.  {You can read more about the difficulties we found navigating the waters here.}

We got to see dolphins playing in the water by our boat almost every day we went out!

And being out on the water with a beautiful sky and water all around was spectacular!

Don’t forget to hop on over to Amanda’s place to see what she has to be Wordful about.

ALSO, my post goes live for  a $200 American Express card compliments of Salonpas on 2/24/11. Contest runs through the 28th of February, so be sure to come back and enter to win.  I’d LOVE for one of you to get $200 to spend however you’d like!

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


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    Twitter: motheringmayhem

    Your photos are awesome! Looks like a perfect vacation!

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    Oh! Dolphins! That alone would make the trip worthwhile. 🙂

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    Twitter: GennyHeikka

    That shot of all your kids in the boat is just too cute, Angie! Looks like a spectacular time!


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    Looks like a dream vacation…love the pictures!!

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    LOVE that your rental included a boat. My kids would love that! Love that last shot… beautiful!!

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    Emily faliLV
    Twitter: FamilyNLifeLV

    Wow – such a pretty vacation. Love the boat picture. And the dolphins! I miss Florida – we used to go to Sanibel every year. Glad you had a nice time and nice weather!

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    Twitter: rhondaslife

    Very nice! I long for a nice sunny vacation. Sigh…

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    veronica lee says:

    Dream vacations are made of these! Love the pics.

    Happy WW!

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    Twitter: buckeroomama

    Ooh, dolphins! Every day at that! That would be a dream vacation. 🙂

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    Looks beautiful! Look at that weather, and all those cuties!!

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    Angela @ Nine More Months
    Twitter: ninemoremonths

    Dolphins! How cool! Did you know that I’m from Florida, originally? 🙂 What part did you visit?

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    Mrs. Marine
    Twitter: mrsmarine

    Awesome pictures! I love the last one especially, the clouds look so fluffy!!

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    ok, if you were in my neck of the woods, why didn’t you come by and see me? LOL! These pictures are awesome…especially the last one.

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    Twitter: corisbigmouth

    Oh.My.Gosh those dolphin photos are stunning!! Looks like a beautiful (and warm) vacation! Jealous!

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    Robin from Israel
    Twitter: RobinTA

    How magical, I would LOVE to see wild dolphins up close like that!

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    Twitter: ErinsMiracles

    I have never been to FL, and can’t wait to go!
    Looks like you guys had a great time!

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    {Not Quite} Susie Homemaker says:

    Wow! Wish I was there! Also, sorry for linking twice my mouse spazzed out on me! 🙂

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    dysfunctional mom says:

    Love the pictures, especially the one w/ the dolphins! Makes me want to be out on the water.

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    Varda (SquashedMom) says:

    LOVE this! Because my Wordless Wednesdays are NEVER really wordless. I’m just a wordy, wordy gal, a storyteller. Inspired by, enhanced by lots of photos on Wednesdays, yes. But wordless? Nope, not me. Glad to see I’m not alone.

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    Nicole@ Moments that Define Life
    Twitter: MTDLBlog

    I haven’t been back to florida in nearly three years – we get to head to my hometown for Spring Break this year and I am so excited to see my home state again after all this time. Your pictures bring back so many memories. Although, I don’t recall seeing dolphins….ever. Manatee yes, Dolphins – no luck. 🙂 Looks like such a wonderful vacation for all of you. And you have some beautiful kids!

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    Twitter: irishbymarriage

    You can tell from the photos that it is a trip that those kiddos will never forget! Beautiful!

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    Twitter: fourplusanangel

    Great photos, makes me want to be somewhere warm. Looks like you had an amazing time.

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    Twitter: SeriousKrystyn

    Wow, what a fun experience..the kids look like they are loving it.

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    Twitter: thelucaszoo

    I love the shot of your kids in the boat. I forget sometimes you have 5. How blessed is your family. The vacation pics are fab. Love the dolphins! We vacation on the NC coast every year and they swim up and down the shore. My girls LOVE it! Have a great week. I will be back for that giveaway – I can find a ton of ways to spend $200 🙂

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    Oh, vacation! What a wonderful word. And photos too!

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    Tina @ Life Without Pink says:

    Oh that looks sooooo nice!

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    Sorta Southern Single Mom says:

    We’ve switched from year-round to traditional school calendar this year which means its the first winter in 5 years that we haven’t made a trip to FL… soo jealous! Looks like a great time!

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    Stacy Uncorked
    Twitter: RandomCoolChick

    Oh how FUN! And seeing the dolphins up close – very very COOL. 🙂

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    Twitter: bestillaminute

    Awesome. I have some great memories of boating around canals and islands down there.

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    Abby Approved says:

    Looks like so much fun! I want to go somewhere warm. I am tired of being cold!

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    Twitter: moxiethrift

    love the shot of the kiddos!…and it looks warm and sunny….mmmm, warmth…love warmth….

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    Twitter: 7alltogether

    oh wow-those dolpins are too cool! looks so neat!

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    Twitter: _MamaJules_

    We have a ton of snow outside right now so I think I’m going to stalk your blog so I can stare at the pictures all day. 🙂

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    Julie {Angry Julie Monday}
    Twitter: AngryJulie

    I love the dolphins playing around you…Looks like a fun time and I have enjoyed seeing all of your pictures. Happy Wednesday!!

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    ahhh, dolphins! I would LOVE that!

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    oh goodness me. those pictures are quite different than the ones I posted today for wordful wednesday! sigh. warmer weather is coming! I just know it!

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    Ahhh, looks like heaven!

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    Great pictures! It looks so warm! Makes me look forward to our vacation!! Happy Wednesday!

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    Twitter: debi9kids

    Oh! That looks so beautiful and relaxing…. how lovely.
    I need a acation like that…..

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    Honey Mommy says:

    I am late, but I am here!!

    I would love to go to Florida. It looks lovely!
    I would especially love to see dolphins as I have always had a bit of a thing for them. :o)

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    there are definite tricks to navigating the waters of Florida, we take our boat with us to the beach every year. I love getting out as seeing all the wildlife not available from the shore. I think I best find has been the sea turtles we saw a couple of years ago.

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    Twitter: cltalbert

    It looks like you had a lot of fun on your vacation. I love Florida.

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    Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook says:

    Looks like a great time for everyone! Great pictures!

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    Five of the cutest little sailors ever! That sounds like a memory filled, fun vacation! And hopefully, you brought some warm weather and those blue skies home with you. Er, except you live in California so it will do me no good in Pittsburgh, aka Snow Town, USA! A girl can dream though!

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    I would so love to take a 2 week vacation. I bet your kids just loved every minute of it. The pic of them all on the boat is so cute 🙂

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    Twitter: FamilyTrifecta

    your pictures are all so gorgeous. I really need to take the kids to florida on a vacation. i have only done it on business.

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    Susie's Homemade says:

    What fun!

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    Tonya@ A Family Completed says:

    That looks totally awesome!

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    Twitter: FrenchFoodieMom

    Amazing pictures! i know how hard it can be to catch those dolphins. Great shots.

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    Looks like a lot of fun! Love the dolphins!!

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    Missy @ Wonder, Friend says:

    Your pictures are great – that looks like a blast!

    Just linked up for the first time. Will add your button to my post. 🙂

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    Twitter: shellthings

    Oh, you make it look so peaceful!

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    Gorgeous photos! I think you may have already said this, but where did you all stay in Florida? Looks like you had a great time.

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    Twitter: coffeejitters

    I need a vacation

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    Trippin' Mama
    Twitter: trippinmama

    For the record, I am the perfect traveling companion. I don’t snore, I’m game for almost anything, I get along well with others of all ages. I’m also top-rack dishwasher safe, fold compactly and store neatly and available on QVC for just $19.99 plus shipping and handling.


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    Life with Kaishon says:

    Oh. Em. GEE! You are back! I missed you doing this! I am in like Flynn next week!

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    Becca - Our Crazy Boys
    Twitter: beccascrazyboys

    Those pictures make me want to go somewhere far far away 🙂