Saturday, October 19, 2019

East Coast Date Day

Friday Daryl and I headed over to the east coast of Florida for our date day. We're starting to work our way through a book of 50 Hikes in Central Florida and the hike for the day was Ponce Preserve in Ponce Inlet, between Daytona and New Smyrna Beach. We've been to this area before to visit the Ponce De Leon Lighthouse here but had missed this hidden gem of the Preserve. It's in between the Atlantic and the Intercoastal Waterway and you get to see both as you follow the paths. There's also several large historic live oak trees (over 400 years old) and the Green mound archaeological site. 

We couldn't believe how many tiny little crabs we saw climbing on the boardwalk and also in the mangroves surrounding the boardwalk.

After finishing the 2 mile trail all along Ponce Preserve, we went back to the beach and walked barefoot in the surf for a couple of miles.

Then we headed over to the Lighthouse and ate lunch right next door at Hidden Treasure. Such good food and a wonderful view of New Smyrna Dunes Park from the dock.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

District Cross Country Championships

Wednesday night Wesley had his very last cross country race of the season - the District Championship which was held at Ski Beach/Venetian Gardens in Leesburg. Wesley had one of his faster races, finishing up with a time of 13:00 and coming in 24/71. Best of all, he hit one of his season goals - to move up from being the #3 Carver boys runner to be the #2 runner. He finished in between the 8th grade brothers who usually both beat him. We're super proud of Wesley and all of his hard work and efforts throughout this very first cross country season. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Girls Night Out

Sunday night I got to go out with eight other ladies from the church to an amazing concert in Tampa - For King and Country! We had a wonderful time hanging out together and the music and the show was really spectacular! 

Monday, October 14, 2019

Pumpkin Time

The pumpkins were supposed to arrive on Saturday at church while we were in Gainesville with Davis but they were delayed. And so, they showed up on Sunday after church. So the boys got to help out.