Lately we have been spending our weekends house hunting. This is not nearly as fun as I think it should be and sucks up so much of our precious free time. Suffice it to say, we haven’t found “the one” yet. This past weekend, we took a break from looking at houses to escape civilization for a few hours and canoe a trail in Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, which is a part of the Everglades. It was relaxing and a nice change of pace. And it turns out that Dave is a canoeing pro, and so we made great canoeing partners. Along the trail, we saw many different types of birds, from egrets to herons to hawks, fish, and of course gators. I recently got a new lens for my fancy camera, and was happy as ever to get a chance to test it out. Check out the results below. Enjoy!