The girls had fun playing in the sand today. I was surprised Nika played in it as much as she did, given her aversion to the stuff a few weeks back. And Payton ... she pretty much sat there for a really.long.time. filling her buckets up with sand. She was loving it.
Did I mention Nika had an aversion to sand a few weeks back? Haha.
By mid-day, the girls were exhausted. So exhausted that they both fell asleep ... one in a beach chair and the other on Daddy.Later in the day, we went for a walk past the horse stables that are right there in the community we stayed in. The first horse we saw was this big 'ole Clydesdale.
Big 'ole Clydesdale as in like seven foot tall at the shoulder ...
He was huge. And super friendly. He kept coming up to us at the fence and sticking his nose in our faces. Here he is a little closer up ...And then all of a sudden he got down on his front knees and just laid down. Seriously ... do horses usually just lay down for the heck of it?
Moving on down the trail ... we came across a gator, who happened to be lounging near a sign that warned us not to harass the alligators. Does photographing a gator count as harassment? Oops.
As I moved closer to him, my brother-in-law reminded me that the smaller gators can move quicker. Crap. I snapped and ran. Fast.
Around the corner, the stables continued. I'm not really sure why the Clydesdale was alone ... would he not have gotten along with all these guys?
This is the trail right outside the stables. Mason was riding his scooter like a bat outta
As we were walking home, we came across these two guys. Once again I guess I was harassing them by photographing them. However, just as I snapped this shot, both of the gators wigged out and flipped in the water. I screamed. And ran. Fast.And on the final stretch, my sister and brother-in-law walked together. Everybody all together ... awww!