Wednesday, April 30, 2008
This is why I live in Florida
I just have to tell you about my lunch today. Richard and I had to go sign some papers at a realtor's office down by the beach, so I went over at lunch time to meet him. After dropping the papers off, we stopped by the grocery store, got some sandwiches and drinks, and went back to his office. Richard's office is right on the Indian River which leads directly into the ocean. I've written before about seeing a dolphin out there, and he has seen manatees many times. Well, we took our sandwiches and sat on the seawall to eat and chat about upcoming events (and spend some quiet time without the kidlets). Next thing we know, here comes the dolphin. It really came right up to check us out. At one point, it swam right under our feet with its belly up to us. A little while later, a second dolphin came and checked us out too, and the two of them swam around for quite some time. It's a good thing I don't actually live on the water cause I'd get nothing done ~ I'd sit and watch them all day.
Then, right as we were getting ready to leave, Richard sighted something else. A HUGE manatee swam right in front of us. Just about the time he got in front of us, he came completely up from the water to check us out. It was just the coolest thing ever. This is why I love living in Florida! So, how was your day?
*Just so you know, I did NOT take these photos. I left my camera in the car and only had my camera phone. I snapped one photo of one of the dolphins, but it wasn't very clear, and of course, I got my finger in the picture ~ so these two will have to do!