Monday, March 3, 2014

Day 1, 2, and 3

Day One by Andrew
We started driving. I was so excited to go to Florida and find so many lizards. The first stop was the South Carolina welcome center. We ate our lunches. I had a PB and Jelly sandwich and a grilled cheese. I was pretty disappointed that we saw no lizards. Then we got back on the bus and kept driving.  It was around 6:30 to 7:00 that we ate dinner. It was pesto pasta. After that we got to Al Geiger’s house and we got to meet him. He is an awesome guy. Al Geiger has his own kumquat tree. We got to try some; they were really sour. They were still good. Alexia and I went outside for a walk and we saw a frog at the pond. After that we went to bed.

Day two by Adalaya

                This morning we drove for about an hour and came to an amazing citrus grove.  The owner of the grove, Cecil Nelson, was very nice and gave us a tour.  We walked through the trees and he taught us the names of many of the different fruits as well as letting us sample all of them.  My personal favorite was called the Golden Neighbor, which was probably the best orange I have ever eaten.  At the beginning of the tour Cecil gave us all plastic bags and as we went he let us pick all the oranges and grapefruit that our hearts desired (we have tons).  When the tour was over, we all piled into the bus and drove back to the Geiger’s.

After a delicious lunch (PB&J on a tortilla), we explored around Al Geiger’s property.  We saw where he grows sugar cane and the equipment he uses to make sugar syrup.

We ended up in a small field with a large pile of scrap wood which we quickly turned into a large bonfire. 

We have just been relaxing and jumping on the giant trampoline in the back yard for the rest of the afternoon.  Now there is vegetable stir fry on the stove and it smells great!  I can’t wait for a fun and relaxing evening.

  Day three by Joshua
For breakfast we had pancakes and we forgot to bring the syrup so we had honey instead. We got to jump on Mr. Geiger’s trampoline. Sadly, we had to leave Mr. Geiger’s house. Now we are in Boynton Beach at the Winsberg’s .
And then Micah found a beautiful knife in the couch. And then we went for a walk through the Winsberg’s farm. And then we went to a wetland overlook. 

Tomorrow we are going to Florida crystals to see their sugar cane crop and their sugar refinery.

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