Friday, April 30, 2010

What's up Chuck?

Ya, I did it. I threw up over the side of a boat. I mean really, who all gets a chance to do that? Tee hee! Well, let me tell you why I threw up over the side of a boat...

We were planning to go snorkeling in Key Largo on Friday but heard that a storm was going to be coming in, so last second we decided to go on the sunset cruise on Thursday. We packed everything up and hoped for good weather so that we could still snorkel.

The drive to Key Largo was about 2 1/2 hours. It was a cool drive, though. Banana trees, tomato farms, raspberries, beans, all kinds of fruits. Then we get into Key Largo and it is overcast and a bit breezy. They say the swells are about a foot high but it is still OK to go out. We get everyone paid for and ready to go. It was a bit nerving at first, making sure we were all together and that my children hadn't gone overboard. The ride out to the John Pennekamp State Park was great.

They gave us our instruction and we were off snorkeling.

Marc went first while I was with the kids. Daniel and Tynelle took Popo and Berry out. It was so cute! My kids were scared of the waves in the ocean. Truthfully, I was a bit scared myself... but, when Marc got back, I took my turn out there. Tynelle came with me so that I wasn't as scared... then she yelled, "Baracuda!" Ya, now I am not scared....

Anyway, it was awesome and I loved every moment of it. Fish everywhere! Blue ones, yellow ones, gray ones, and white ones. I saw a clown fish.

Pause in this blog: I just heard Popo and Sister fighting. Tynelle was telling Popo and Sister to make up and apologize. Tynelle said, "Popo, you broke Sister's heart." Sister then turned to Popo and said, "You broke me." (smile)

The reef and the corral were incredible. I was out there for at least a 1/2 hour. It was so awesome.

It was time to come in and I climbed up the ladder to get back on the boat. My legs felt like jelly and I felt a bit woozy. I walked over to Daniel and Tynelle and said that I felt like throwing up. Tynelle informed me to do it over the side of the boat... OK. So I did.

I was feeling so sick all I could do was hang my head over the side. But, when all these beautiful yellow and silver fish came to the top to eat all that I had up-chucked, I was laughing really hard on the inside. Ew! How funny. I guess it was a good way to see some more fish. Apparently they like bananas and peanut butter sandwiches... ya, I am trying to make you sick too. Is it working. Just kidding. I just really thought it was funny!

It was Daniel's first time to snorkel too. So for, Marc, me and Daniel it was our first time to snorkel. Tynelle was an old pro. Her kids even did well. Even with the overcast and the waves it was still a beautiful experience.

After I was feeling better Tynelle was telling me some things that Sister was saying while on the way out to the reef on boat. Sister was scared at first and then Tynelle kept reminding her that it was fun and to just go with the flow of the boat. Sister started rocking back and forth and said, "Ride it like a horse!"

Here is a picture Tynelle took for us at the pool.

4 remarks:

Tom and Karen Mortensen said...

Thanks for sharing. LOL Glad you had a wonderful time.

Rochelle said...

That is a GREAT picture!! and that is a GROSS story:) Thanks for sharing!!! And stop having so much fun, you make me feel guilty for not taking all my kids on a cool vacation!!!

Kirsten Amelia said...

You guys look like hot stuff! Can't wait to see you:)

The Chizel Family said...

I wonder if some of our pictures didn't copy right. Do you have any of all of us together on Marco Island that the lady took? And for some reason all the videos I took are gone. Hopefully you got some of them. Our house is so quiet, I am not sure what to do with my self.