Super Bowl Pirates

This Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face the Kansas City Chiefs in the 55th Super Bowl game. As you probably already know, this year’s game will be held in Tampa Bay, Florida. For the first time in Super Bowl history, one of the two teams will host the game.

The Buccaneers name was said to be nostalgic of José Gaspar and the Buccaneers of the Caribbean Sea. José Gaspar (or better known as Gasparilla) was a Spanish pirate captain. His name literally means “Last of the Buccaneers.” According to legends, he traveled and terrorized the western coasts of Florida.

To celebrate the Super Bowl and the pirates of Florida, you can create a pirate treasure hunt for your little ones in your house and backyard. This activity can entertainment them while you watch the game. Create a simple treasure map and hide some goodies with a bigger treasure at the end of the map. Use an old box for your loot. You could also create an online treasure hunt for the kids with a map of clues having them visit certain websites and answer questions.

As legend has it, Gasparilla left a massive treasure hidden somewhere on Gasparilla Island (highly recommend checking out this part of Florida sometime – it’s gorgeous!). Be like a pirate and create a pirate treasure hunt!

Cheers Matey! Will the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win on their home turf or will the invading Kansas City Chiefs win?

Let’s Go Again

I’m still dreaming about travel. We usually travel to Florida around this time of year. So, I decided to go there today. Come with me! I’m traveling to the Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida. Virtually!

Did you know that this national park sits about 70 miles west of Key West? You can only access it by boat or seaplane. This 100-square-mile national park contains Fort Jefferson (one of the largest 19th century forts), coral reefs, an assortment of bird life and marine life, and two light houses here.

Did you know that 99% of this national park is underwater?

NPS Photo

Click on this link and let’s check it out on this virtual tour! Enjoy your journey with me to the Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida. Hope it gave you a moment of escape, wonder, and travel for a few minutes!