So we chose to go to Coopertown for the airboat ride today.
First they had a class about all the animals of the Everglades.
Then we got on the boat and went on a tour.
That bird there is a Purple Gallinule named Henry.
He came right up to see our tour guide.
We, of course, saw numerous alligators.
And we were lucky enough to see a Snail Kite which is nearly extinct.
When we got back Ryan posed with a baby gator.
And our turn.
It was a fun way to spend the morning.
Then we had lunch on site. Their specialty was, of course, alligator tail and frog legs. While having lunch the kids asked if we could go to South Beach for some shopping. So we drove down there. Drove around in circles going nowhere fast until finally Frank pulled up in front of a restaurant on Ocean Blvd. that had valet parking. $25 for parking to go and have drinks that were $10 each while the kids went shopping.
One and a half hours to enjoy our drink and people watch while the kids shopped
Now we are back home, and the kids are laying out for the last time in front of the pool, hoping to get a tan before returning home.
Yesterday, when I asked the kids if they liked Lasagna, Lily reminisced that her Grandma Kaastra used to make Lasagna and "Cheese Bread" every Sunday. Lily said the Cheese Bread was the best so I had her send a message to her Grandma asking for the recipe. We are having it with our Lasagna tonight. I hope it lives up to her expectations.
compliments of Nancy Kaastra
1 loaf of Italian Bread
1 stick butter
2 T. poppy seeds
2 T. spice mustard
2 T. dried onion
1 t. Lawry's seasoning salt
1 t. lemon juice
Slice bread and place one slice cheese between each slice. Melt butter, add remaining ingredients and pour over top of bread. Wrap bread in foil and bake at 325* for 25 minutes. Print Recipe