Manatee State Park

  I had such an awesome time on my journey through Florida. like i said earlier.. im starting some where in the middle of my trip. somewhere in this link is a web cam and any one can see how many Manatees come to this location  each day. the day we went there were over 200. and im told that was a low number.  but for me it was over whelming, in all my years of going to Fl. ive never been able to see these creatures..EVER!
https://www.floridastateparks.org/sites/all/themes/adaptivetheme/at_core/scripts/html5.js?ojxf68

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at first i thought it was a joke, and this was all i was going to see…..
Swimmers in the spring.
we weren’t fortunate enough to be able to swim with them .
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the water is so crystal clear, and with the reflection from the sun..it was hard to get decent photos… but heres a young one coming up for air.
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all those shadows…..yep the mother load of Manatees
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there were some workers trying to get them to swim more so we could see them better, and they take very good care of these obsolete creatures.

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its such a beautiful park, so well maintained, and it only costs $3.00 a car to get in.
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it was here LittleOh lost some body parts and her camera. she thought this was a Gecko’ trying to get her.
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plenty of places to sit , wash your feet.. if you need to 🙂  but you know i love my benches:)
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gift shops and cafeterias along with  vending machines
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rest rooms were impeccably clean
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the whole area was just breathtaking
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plenty to look at here.. but take a closer look.. theres’ mamma manatee and her baby. i was so thrilled. only wish i could have gotten a better shot of them. the sun was so bright.

so it ws tiem to g=o visit my friends’ Daughter and G’kids.  and after  that..

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what else….. food and drink.. when Im in Fl. i like to eat as much fish as i can. so i had grouper fingers. and… fish dip.     my friend doesn’t  like seafood at all, she had …a pork chop.
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cheers.
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so yeah we drank and ate some where in Lake Mary. at a place called Duffy’s
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all i can say is.. watered down  vodka!!!

so we moved on the the next bar, after all we didnt have to drive our hotel was just a few feet from this concourse

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another Irish bar, and this was when i knew i had been drinking watered down vodka…at the other place.   but any way, this was the outfit the females wore. they were cute.. 

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heres litttleOh all put back together again. ,

well that will do it for today, if you stopped.. and i hope you did:)  i hope you liked what you saw.. and please have a great rest of the week…oh yeah and week end..since today is Thursday:)

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