Like summer vacation, but earlier, and shorter (but not less packed).  Amusement park, golf tournament, baseball game, bird sanctuary, fishing expedition– and lots of relaxing in between.

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Four year-old Blaise rode his first roller coaster, The Scorpion, at Busch Gardens.

A actual flock of rare Roseat Spoonbills, seen during an airboat ride on Lake Trafford.

An actual flock of rare Roseat Spoonbills, seen during an airboat ride on Lake Trafford. (Click on this one to see it enlarged.  One of my best photos ever.  Tell me if you don’t agree.)

Four of my boys taking a siesta in the rough of the 12th fairway at Doral's Blue Monster, in the heat of the afternoon during the World Golf Championship there.

Four of my boys taking a siesta in the rough of the 12th fairway at Doral’s Blue Monster, in the heat of the afternoon during the World Golf Championship there.

Red Sox v Twins in spring training.  The Sox won 5-4!

Red Sox v Twins in spring training. The Sox won 5-4!

And Greg got a ball!

And Greg got a ball!

Our group at the fountain imported from Florence at the newly renovated Trump National Resort, Doral.

Our group at the fountain imported from Florence at the newly renovated Trump National Resort, Doral.  And Dustin Johnson tossed Mark his ball!

Barred owl, seen at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

Barred owl, seen at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

Fixing bait at sunrise fishing expedition on Lake Trafford pier.

Fixing bait at sunrise fishing expedition on Lake Trafford pier.