* Southwest Airlines has wonderful pre-boarding for passengers with disabilities, and probably the most hassle-free we've ever experienced.
* The MOTE Aquarium in Sarasota, FL is free with your National Zoo membership.
* At age 4, Ellie is smaller than a newborn manatee.
* Tampa has some awesome park space.
|Daddy teaching Ellie about shells.|
|Staredown with a fish.|
|Sea dragons are hiding in there.|
|I love taking pictures of jellies, even if I am terrified of them.|
|"A manatee eatin' some salad."|
|Trying REALLY hard to touch a stingray. She needs longer arms.|
|Touching hermit crabs.|
|Touching horseshoe crabs.|
|My girl playing at the park, and stoked to be off the plane!|