Me and a wooden bird statue in the Florida Keys.
Hi, I’m Hadley. I’m 5-years-old and I am traveling around the country with my family. I got a digital camera from Santa for Christmas this year. Mom said I could share my pictures on our family travel blog, so I’m starting a series called Hadley’s Adventures and I will share my photos and stories with you.
All photos are mine (except if I’m in the photo!). All captions and stories are mine, too.
This was taken at sunset at our campsite at Long Key State Park in the Florida Keys. I like the colors in this picture.
This photo was also taken at Long Key State Park at our campsite. The brown stuff is seaweed and plants from the ocean. I didn’t like the brown stuff because it had bugs (sand fleas) in it. But I liked our campsite.
Here is another photo from Long Key State Park. The water is very shallow here and my brother and I walked out into the ocean to look for fish. We were careful because we saw clear jelly fish and blue Man O War jellyfish on the beach. My friend Ryan got stung by a Man-o-War and it hurt a lot. We did not get stung by any jellyfish.
This is a lizard. I found him on the fire pit at our campsite in Long Key State Park. Liam (my brother) tried to catch him, but he couldn’t, the lizard was too fast. Lizards are everywhere in Florida – you might find one, too, if you visit here.
We went for a hike at Long Key State Park. This is my brother looking for fish off the bridge. He didn’t see any fish but he did see lots of little crabs. If you go on this 1-mile hike you will probably see tiny crabs, too. That is also my finger in the picture.
This is my brother and my dad fishing by our campsite in Long Key State Park. Liam loves fishing and Santa got him a fishing pole. Sometimes Liam catches fish and sometimes he doesn’t – but he is always happy fishing.
I got a fishing pole, too. But not from Santa. My mom got me one from a fishing store so I could fish with Liam. I picked the Spiderman light-up fishing pole. So far I have caught 2 fish in my life – one of them was with this pole and the other fish I caught was in Michigan this summer. I like fishing, too.
I like to do painting. I got watercolors from Santa. I also got this princess crown from Santa. These pictures are of a sunset and a beach, a lion (under the crown), and a wolf.
On December 28 we moved campsites to Bahia Honda State Park. I love this state park because it has a fun swimming beach and very, very good snorkeling. This is the view from our new campsite. The bridge in this picture is the one you drive on to get to the other islands. The Florida Keys has a lot of small islands called keys.
This is Liam holding a deer skull at the National Key Deer Refuge Visitor’s Center. We visited one day on our way to visit Key West.
Liam is great fisherman. He is great at catching stuff. Here at Bahia Honda we have had a lot of bites – and lots of fish stealing our bait. Sometimes we catch them.
I hope you like my pictures. Check back in a week or two for another set of adventures from Hadley!
All photos are taken with this Fujifilm FinePix XP80 Waterproof Digital Camera with 2.7-Inch LCD (Graphite Black). Santa picked it out because it’s waterproof and supposedly very durable. We shall see.
A note from Heather, Hadley’s Mom – This is Hadley’s first blog post! She asked me, “How will I know if people like my photos, there are no hearts on the photos” She’s thinking of Instagram, ha! I explained that with a blog post people comment and share feedback. We’d love to hear which photo is your favorite – please leave a comment and let us know what you think of Hadley’s Adventure series. . . .