OK, I have a confession to make. The airboat ride was Mom and Dad's idea. Jessie woke up this morning and said that she wanted to play around the village and swim all day, and take naps. Even the boys said that they didn't want to go to Disney, Universal, MGM, Animal Kingdom or
Epcot. They all wanted to hang out at the Give Kids the World Village and chase lizards, eat ice cream, and swim.
We were finally able to convice them to go on a short airboat ride and then spend the rest of the day at the village. I think that the prospect of spotting alligators may have sealed the deal...at least for the boys. Jessie didn't feel very well this morning, but she powered through. We made a bed for her in the back seat of the van, and that helped.
So off to hunt gators we went. And we did see some, but they were pretty small. The airboat was a blast. It feels like your going really fast, but I don't think that we went any faster than about 30 mph.
When we got back to the dock, the kids decided that they wanted to get their teachers a gift from the trip. OK, leave it to the Hall kids to do things their OWN way. So Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Moorehead, Ms. Huckabee, Ms. McGaugh, prepare yourself for your gifts. I don't mean to spoil the surprise, but I have to let everyone else know what your going to get. Julie, Kathy, Michaeleen you will receive your very own Alligator Foot neclace. Horrray!!! Erin, Jessie picked out a special gift for you. It is an Alligator Foot - back scratcher to scratch your back and underneath your cast. Expect your momentos on Monday morning. :-) Oh, one last thing. The old guy at the Gator Parts stand warned us to not get the gator feet wet, because they might start to stink.....I warned you. ;-0