Thursday, July 10, 2008

Panama City Vacation - Day 5

Halfway through and we're about to kill each other. Just kidding, sort of ;-)

On Wednesday we got up extra early and took a pontoon boat to Shell Island. We were at the dock at 8 am and on the water a few minutes later. Christopher wasn't too sure about the boat, but started enjoying it after a few minutes. The girls loved it.

On the way to Shell Island we didn't see any dolphins, but the girls had their eyes peeled looking. Both even got to drive the boat for a few minutes. We stopped on the bay side of the island instead of the ocean since it was calmer.

On the island, Meghan and Courtney did some snorkeling, looking for live marine animals. They found some crabs, hermit crabs and a lot of fish. Christopher loved sitting in the water and not getting hammered. After a few minutes he decided he wanted to see what was on the other side of the island, so he took off. He's been taking off a lot lately when he gets bored or distracted. I don't know where he gets that from ...

After snorkeling and swimming for a couple of hours, we got back on the boat and headed to another part of the island. While on the way, Deb saw two different dolphins, including one who got close enough to see clearly.

On the second stop the kids went snorkeling again, then we headed back to the beach.

We went back to the condo and had lunch. After lunch I finally was able to get Christopher to take a nap and Deb took the girls souvenir shopping.

After a good nap for Christopher (and I finished reading my book!) we headed off to dinner. The restaurant was 100 yards or so from the condo, so we just walked. Christopher kept trying to touch a Harley while we were waiting for a table then our food. May be I'll think about getting one for my birthday?

After dinner I walked with the girls to a gas station up the road to get ice cream. Unfortunately there aren't any ice cream stands within walking distance of our condo for some reason.

Still no major sunburn!

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