I'm not sure how I managed to get old enough to have a child in the double digits...but it's happened. We spent the past weekend camping out in Ocala National Forest, splashing in the natural springs and canoeing through its waters. We managed to see two alligators, one which swam out about 6 feet in front of our canoe. Numerous turtles made our acquaintance and at least one river otter decided to amuse us by diving down to get tiny fish and coming back up to audibly crunch them. We had a lot of fun and the boys enjoyed being given the chance to actually steer and paddle the canoe.
"Woohoo! I'm ten!"
Our sturdy ship.