So hello all! I am writing this week from Satillite Beach, FL. My parents bought the most beautiful vacation home here. This was my first time being here and I love it. I am so excited to be able to come here now. It is right on the Grand Canal!! The ocean is like 1/2 a mile away and its just so beautiful and tropical here!!
We drove here from Mass because my mom had loaded up my dad’s excursion full of furniture and decorations she wanted to bring down to the house. The drive was a litttle long (and by little I mean way way way too long!) but we finally arrived Friday evening. The weekend was spent hanging out by the canal, swimming in tubes trying to find manatee, searching google to see if manatee like kale, luring manatee towards us with bananas, getting bitten by a lizard, going boating in the ocean, swimming in an amazing pool, visiting cousins and my aunt and uncle, eating a delicious breakfast, walking the beach, seeing dolphins jump out of the water right by our dock, being so close you could reach down and touch a manatee (haha we did a lot of manatee things this weekend), I ran 11 miles, finding and eating avacado hummus and watching a whole lot of 30 rock.
The canal is super warm and because of that so many manatee and dolphins swim and play around in it- that means we get to see them from the dock in the backyard all the time. Its crazy. I didn’t know what to expect when I saw the first manatee up close. I thought they were maybe like 4ft and just kinda pudgy but they are HUGE!!! Like whale size- they are so thick around. I was speechless.
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Go check out my sisters tumblr to see more sweet photos- she has taken some great ones!!!