Today this little peanut is 3 weeks old and I’m back at it...haha not really. Still taking it easy these days but I try to get outside and walk around the neighborhood at least once a day to feel more human! Taking baby steps with baby. 👶🏻The days really do blur together. Three weeks feels more like 1 really long sleepless night! I had no idea how challenging yet rewarding motherhood would be. It’s amazing how your body changes and adapts and just keeps going! I’ve already lost 25lbs, still need to lose about 20 more but staying active. Can’t wait until baby Q is a little older and we can go on some real hikes together!
To day trip it or overnight it, that is the question? Honestly, whatever your time, ability, interest, funds, and schedule allow. When I was first planning for Dry Tortugas, my plan was to camp there for a night or two. The idea sounds cool, to be so remote, on an island that’ll transform once the day visitor leaves. Plus, I know friends who have done it and gave raving reviews •
I finally nailed a date for the Florida trip based on my friend Kelsi’s work trip that’s taking her to Orlando. Mainly because there’s a tiki place in Fort Lauderdale she wanted to check out, and I was just finding a reason to go to Florida. Also, it’d be fun to have her visit another national park with me so we can continue our Tiki & Park pairing. With the three-day weekend, I can only day trip my way to Dry Tortugas. At first, I was considering the seaplane. Later, I had two friends who were interested to join in on the trip. I ended buying my ferry ticket, and it seems like a good deal for time spent on the island •
The worst part of this all was driving to Key West from Fort Lauderdale at 2.30 AM so I can catch the ferry at 7 AM 😭 I really did not care for the drive and the low speed limit along the way. For my current interest and ability, a day trip there did suffice my desire to see the fort and the blue water. Perhaps someday I’d come back and camp with someone who’s a strong swimmer that can literally hold my hand as we snorkel, and hopefully by then I’ll have iPhone 11 and above so I can do night photography without the additional camera equipments 😅😋 •
But until then, there’s no FOMO here. Everyone has different interests and abilities. Your “must do” list doesn’t always matches mine, which is probably why I very rarely ask people on their “must do” when it comes to parks and foods. Over time, I’ve learned that my interests aren’t necessarily mainstreams. And to balance that off, I rarely give people recommendations unless I’m being asked to since I dislike unsolicited advices 😋 #drytortugas#fortjefferson#drytortugasnationalpark#weekendwarrior