Friday, April 11, 2008
Blue Water Blue Skies
We decided to take off Wednesday morning and head to Key Largo! We had a great time. We met up with the youth group at the beach and had dinner and devotion with everyone.
There was also arm wrestling involved for some reason!
Great group of kids who have a great time together! The previous day the group was able to snorkel at a reef where there is a sculpture of Jesus. Christ of the Abyss is a 8 1/2 foot, 4000 pound bronze sculpture of Jesus Christ that stands in 25 feet of water off of Key Largo, Florida.
The kids said it is mostly covered with fire coral except for the hands. Several, including my son, were able to "high five" Jesus! They loved it! The following day, we didn't get to snorkel at that reef due to higher seas! 1 -2 feet were enough for us! After we finally got in the water I told Curt we needed to go back because we were fighting the current to get to the reef. With Sam in tow---it was his 1st time, God love him---it was wearing me out. Curt stated that I was in the best shape of all of us, what did I mean? Well, with that I felt like Dory in "Finding Nemo". "Just keep swimming, Just keep swimming...". So we did for a little longer and let the current push us back to the boat. I guess I expect the Jacques Cousteau experience when I snorkel and come away mildly disappointed. I suppose we all need to learn to SCUBA. I'll wait awhile before I lay that one on Curt:)