He Shoots…

 He Scores!
This was taken in Florida (home of the Tampa Bay Lightning) while Dave and I were on vacation. His parents took us to a hockey game versus the Montreal Canadians. Though I do enjoy hockey, I took my camera along with me to try and get some nice shots to send my dad as the Habs are his favourite team. I, of course, sent him this one the next day as his favourite team is currently getting scored on. He didn’t find it nearly as funny as I did!

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Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens may have been my favourite (non-Disney) part of our trip. It was a little chilly (to be honest, the entire trip was a little on the cold side [for Florida] as it was during their cold snap), but that really just meant that there were significantly fewer people there!

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Homasassa Springs

Homasassa Springs has a large collection of wild and resident birds, crocodiles and of course, manatees. When we visited they had five female manatees that live in the Park. The ladies are protected from wild manatees by grates that can go up and down depending on various conditions of the areas. As I mentioned before, I really find these manatees peaceful and beautiful.

Homasassa Springs is also home to a hippo named Henry. The day we visited turned out to be Henry’s birthday, for which they gave him a new tire to play with.

To view more photos from this location, visit our Flickr set here.

Indian Shores Seacoast Sea Bird Sanctuary

As the name implies, we also visited a sea bird sanctuary. They had a great deal of pelicans there as well as tother sea birds native to the Florida area.

We also got a chance to walk along the beach shores and saw some wild birds as well.

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Clearwater Aquarium

We took a trip to the Clearwater Aquarium to visit Winter, the famous Dolphin.

To be honest, she wasn’t doing much other than bobbing up and down in her tank, but that was because she only wears her prosthetic tail a couple of hours a day. there were lots of other animals there though, sea turtles, otters, other dolphins, even a couple nurse sharks. It was very entertaining and I love that they release as many of the animals as possible once they are back to full health.

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