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Ogling Wildlife in Orange City, Florida

Our visit in Florida, once again, taught us that we need to do a little more planning during our next long adventure.  We needed to stop in Florida so Trinity could visit her Grandpa Paul and we could see Heath.  1,131 more words

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Swimming with Manatees

if anybody reading this has a chance to swim with Manatees, don’t hesitate, it is an amazing experience.

I’ve just returned from a holiday in Florida, and before we went I had arranged a trip to swim with Manatees. 482 more words

Blue Spring State Park

     So, on the last Saturday in January,  Chris and I got all of our children and 2 granddaughters together and met up at Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, Florida to see the Manatees and have a picnic.   86 more words


2015 Trip 1, Feb. 28-March 1, Florida in Winter

Ruskin FL Sunday March 1

This is an organizational weekend for us. Yesterday we made the drive down to Ruskin (south east shore of Tampa Bay). 914 more words


Gentle Sea Cows Rescued

By Judy Berman

Manatees and hurricanes were among my first exposure to Florida.

This week, the plight of 19 manatees riveted the nation’s eyes on Satellite Beach, as rescuers tried to get them out of a storm drain they had retreated to in search of warm water. 521 more words


The Family Vacation

Let me say first of all that I am very understanding of people who take vacations and go someplace where they don’t know anyone. That is a very healthy thing (not that it’s my experience but I’ve heard it said…). 980 more words

Thing to Do #2: Swim with...Manatees

Every January, February, and March, manatees congregate in the Florida Springs area, escaping the cold ocean waters to enjoy the warm natural springs. I’ve wanted to make a trip down for the last two winters but could never find anyone to go with me. 698 more words