I've climbed a lot of things, but this was my first sponge climbing adventure!
It was a little smelly, but still kind of fun.
Some people think Florida is all about the beaches. But what about sponge diving? If you go to Tarpon Springs you can meet some sponge divers who spend days at a time collecting these massive sponges.
That's about how many sponges George and Bill brought in on their boat in four days. At least that was Bill's guess. Then they get to rest on a park bench and sort them. Beth asked them if that was the best part. Bill (the diver) said no. He wouldn't do this at all if he didn't get to dive. I didn't get to dive, but I got to climb. That's a pretty good adventure.
My mom gave me this tiny bear over 25 years ago... because I like small things.