Tuesday, March 15, 2011

March 26th. "Park's March" at Biscayne National Park, FL. Things to Do In FL. Carport.

National Parks Conservation Association

11th Annual "March for Parks", Biscayne National Park, Florida
"Come celebrate our 11th Annual March for Parks with us, Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

NPCA's Suncoast Regional Office, South Florida Community Partners, and the National Park Service invite you to enjoy and preserve America's Great Outdoors at our annual March for the Park at Biscayne National Park in Florida. Fun activities for the whole family include: fishing lessons, boat and canoe trips, a catered lunch and more!

Free, round trip transportation is provided from six different Florida locations. "
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Mangrove buckeye butterfly
Biscayne National Park, Florida

A Watery Wonderland
"Within sight of downtown Miami, yet worlds away, Biscayne protects a rare combination of aquamarine waters, emerald islands, and fish-bejeweled coral reefs. Here too is evidence of 10,000 years of human history, from pirates and shipwrecks to pineapple farmers and presidents. Outdoors enthusiasts can boat, snorkel, camp, watch wildlife…or simply relax in a rocking chair gazing out over the bay."

A ranger helps a young girl identify a fish at Family Fun Fest.

Family Fun Fest Kicks Off Second Decade!
"Biscayne National Park's multi-award winning Family Fun Fest program is back for an eleventh season! The free event takes place on the second Sunday of each month from December through April, and features hands-on activities the whole family will enjoy."

A snorkeler jumps into the water

Things to Do
"Snorkeling, diving, boating, fishing, camping, picnicking and superb opportunities for wildlife watching are just a few of the many activities here. From late December to May, special activities like Family Fun Fest, guided canoe tours, and year-round fishing seminars and other programs can enhance your understanding and appreciation for the largest marine park in the National Park System."

Porkfish on coral reef

Park Ecosystems
Biscayne National Park protects four primary ecosystems: the long stretch of mangrove forest along the mainland shoreline, the shallow southern portion of Biscayne Bay, the northernmost Florida Keys and a portion of the world's third-longest living coral reef.


If you spend time in Florida, or just want to know what is happening at Florida state parks, you may want to sign up for the Florida State Parks Enewsletter.
~ FL State Parks Newsletter





Jay and I put the newly painted, repaired, dryer back in Ray's utility room, and got it out of the way in the workshop.

Then we started on Ray's side of the carport to make a sunshade over it, to match the one on the other side.
We worked until we were out of the green 3" deck screws, (they are stronger than drywall screws), and out of lumber.

I had bought some deck screws at the same place as the R-panel, but they were the grey ones, and they just didn't screw in right, even with a 'deck' bit instead of a Phillips bit.  So as I had to go into our town, I picked up some silver 3" deck screws, as they are still out of the green ones.  They are $2 a pound cheaper than the green ones, so there is no telling if they are strong enough..

It's always something!!   When I got home, Ray informed me that the dryer still isn't drying, even though it did at the repair shop. Jay said he checked the 220v at the outlet. 

As I have to leave here early in the morning for my foster-cat "Patches" to meet a potential new family, Ray and I loaded the dryer back up in the van today.


Gypsy said...

I hope Patches puts her best paw forward, and finds a great family to be part of. You must get attached and find it somewhat sad when they go.

LakeConroePenny,TX said...

Thank you for your comment, Gypsy.

Patches is a "Special Needs" cat. She was abused by a man, and is terrified of being picked up by one. She will absolutely panic and fight to get free. She is scared that they will stuff her in a carrier, and leave her for weeks on end again, so that made her claustrophobic. She is happy to be to be transported in an open metal cage, though.
I feed her, and have her box in a big open metal cage that is at table height, but do not close the door. She asks me to pick her up to put her up there, even though she can jump up there herself. So I do that twice a day, but she stiffens up each time.

She is so young that she would outlive me, so that is why she needs to find her forever home while she is young.