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!


jillytacy said...

The wildlife in Florida sounds great but the heat and the sun would kill me. I'm one of those pale skinned people that burns easily then peels and is white again. Besides I believe that you have to have snow for Christmas so Florida is out for me. I have enjoyed your wildlife pictures though. And Florida sun and warm weather sounds good too. It was 43 here today!

Julie said...

Well how awesome is that! I live in CA but we are 1 1/2 hours from San Francisco bay. And the only thing I saw last time I went there was some bum hula hooping.

Debbielou said...

We love Florida too! A few years ago we actually did buy or attempt to buy a house over there but sadly it all fell through.Our last trip to your part of the world was last October - we can't wait to go back.

To see manataees and dolphins is a real treat - sounds wonderful.

Monnik said...

That is SO cool! I'm jealous. No manatees or dolphins in Iowa. :)