Saturday, December 12, 2009

Mickey, Mermaids and Gators...Oh My!

Oh! and toilet seat covers!
In California we have toilet seat covers. (not that I ever sit on the toilet anyway) I'm a squatter. But in Texas I realized none of the public bathrooms had toilet seat covers. Then someone told me it's a California thing and no states have seat covers. So, I've been doing bathroom checks and checking for seat covers....

Look at Florida's seat covers.
Fancy!
It automatically turns. I hate public bathrooms but when you have little ones it seems that every time you stop somewhere one of them has to use the potty so I've seen a lot of different toilets in different states. Florida so far wins for best toilets.




We arrived in Florida last Friday.
It rained all day and there was a slight possibility of a hurricane because of La Nina...
I thought I was going to die in a Walmart parking lot.
We prayed and tucked the kids in bed and hoped we would all be there in one piece when we woke up.
We lived!




And the rest of our stay ended up being beautiful weather. We stayed 6 days in Florida!


We went to a nature center where the kids learned about Gators.



Since we lived through the hurricane warnings, we figured we would being daring again and take the kids on an air boat ride.
Looking for Gators....


I just so happened to pull up a place on the Internet that offered coupons...Ok, this was no commercial like gator air boat ride. This was real hick huntin' gator people.
I should of taken the first clue, when I called and it was the guys cell phone. He told me just to look for a guy in an orange hat and he will direct us to the boat.
My husband just looked at me like, what have you gotten us into this time.

"Meet Gator hunter Joe" our captain...

He greeted us with," my oh my look at all this gator bait!" (He didn't laugh after he said it either) haha!
Faith was not to sure of the whole thing....

Captain Joe wasn't messing around. We even saw a cotton mouth snake. I was more scared of that thing climbing a tree and jumping in our boat that I was of the gators.



If you look close in these pictures you can see some gators...


Captain Joe ended up being nice and let this cute little gator bait sit in the drivers seat.

We have been seeing all this Spanish moss all over the trees in the last couple of states we have been in. We don't have it in California (or at least I have never seen it) I didn't realize it's an air plant and is a member of the pineapple family.

And if that wasn't enough gators for us.......

We headed to the Florida Gators stadium. (on game day)
Last Saturday we cooked up some hot dogs and other game day snacks and had our own party at the stadium. Even though it was a sad day. We still had a good time.

(I just noticed Faith in this picture) haha!


Doin' the gator chomp....


Landen thought it was funny to keep gator chomping my head....

Well, I thought I'd get to the Mickey and Mermaid pictures but I guess I will have to save that for another post. We have an RV that needs to get decorated:) And a tree to cut down and get put up in this rig:)


See you in Disney World!...........

10 comments:

Jen@Scrapingirl said...

Some Michigan places have toilet covers. We even sell small packets of ten that I keep in the car. You never know when you'll need to stop. But, Florida's better. :) Have fun in Disney.

Robin and Stephen said...

The first time I saw the automatic seat covers like the one in your picture was in the airport in Northwest Arkansas! I was in love! Looks like you all are having a wonderful time!

Dana said...

OMGoodness!
Bridget, you HAVE to email me Gator Huntin' Joe's contact info! He is SO US!!! (we're total hicks and proud of it!) hehehe! I might get my DH to Florida out of this one!

You guys look like you are having a ball - and I am so glad! Good for you! I hope that it works out for us to meet up sometime on the road!
;) dana

Jennifer said...

I like the toilet seat covers in Flordia, but I want to know how you dispose of it when done.

I am with Faith, I wouldn't take to kindly to the gators. eeek!

Laurel said...

Pretty cool toilet seat. Just to let you know ... toilet seat covers are NOT just a CA thing. No ... I believe most of the 35 states we have Road Tripped to have had toilet seat covers at most public restrooms.

And the gators ... real cool!!!


mama of many

2boymommy said...

I love hearing about your journey!! I think it is awesome and your kids are going to look back and have the most amazing memories!!! Have an awesome time at Disney!

Too Many Kids In The Bathtub said...

Looks like fun!I would have been scared of the cotton mouths too!

Rossie said...

I love Florida...we went when my dad lived in the Keys. It was Christmas time and even warmer than what we were used to in So. California!! Here in Montana we are at 45 below tonight...wishing I was in Florida! Thanks for sharing, it is so much fun following your fam across the map!
Blessings!

texasweethearts said...

, I have du thru all your stuff trying to find out how you guys or why you started this road trip...I know I'm nosey, but I think it's great I just want to know what prompted it. Will you tell me???PLEASE
Thnkas
and I envy you for getting to do all this!!!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Okay I love that you took a photo of the toilet...