What’s Up? – Back from Vacation

Back from Vacation…

My family and I are back from a wonderful vacation in Florida. This vacation has been one of the best we’ve had in long time. While at we were enjoying  warm and sunny week, here, at home in Georgia it had rained buckets every day!

HJ & Tyler – Clearwater, FL

We went to Clearwater first, we went to the beach where Tyler had a ball! He loves the beach and the pools. We went to Sandy Key Island also, while my wife went to the beach with Tyler, I shot pictures at the salt marsh nearby.





We continued our trip south, across  Tampa Bay and reached Bradenton where we visited the beach, the place was in excellent conditions, properly  renewed infrastructure and the weather in optimum conditions.

We then moved to Sarasota,  where we stayed a bit longer. From there, we went to Ackerman Park,  Sarasota Audubon Natural Center, Celery Fields. (See photos). My assistant is showing the signs in reference.

After being to those places, we drove south again, to reach  Audubon Corkscrew Swamp in Naples where we had a long hike on the boardwalk. Tyler was happy, looking for anything that moved within the swamp. It was very interesting, not so many birds at that time.

One of the Audubon’s guides answered some of Tyler’s questions and the man gave him a  photograph of a baby aligator  hitching a ride on mama aligator’s back. Tyler is very excited with the photo and he’ll be taking it to School on Monday to do show and tale.

We returned to Sarasota and stayed  a bit more, enjoyed the lovely sunsets in the Gulf of Mexico.

In general, my wife and Tyler were very happy and satisfied with our wonderful vacation, so was I.

Photo Gallery

Eating Lunch With…

Brown – headed Nuthatch

Brown-headed Nuthatch

© HJ Ruiz – Avian101

24 thoughts on “What’s Up? – Back from Vacation

    • We try to reward Tyler for his good work in School and I think we deserved some R & R ourselves. Thank you Ashley. 🙂

    • Florida is a beautiful State with tropical climate, It has many wonderful places to visit and feel relaxed. The beaches are fantastic. I’m sure you would like it Mags. 🙂

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