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Saturday was beautiful- sunny and almost 85 degrees. We put the top down on my little Tracker, loaded the dogs up and off to the marina we went. It was very quiet there and very few people, which Isabella appreciated. Bella loves to go in the car, if the car door is open you can't keep her out of it. And once she's in she refuses to get out until she's taken for a ride. She just doesn't like getting out of the car until she's back in her own driveway. I did make her get out and walk for a bit around the marina but when I got tired of her trying to yank me back to the car, I let her get back in while we took photos. Knowing Isabella as we do, we had parked the car in the shade where she could be comfortable and still see us. Of course Emmy was having a ball barking at the terns and pelicans as they dove for fish.
We always see manatees swimming around in the marina water and yesterday was no exception. We watched a mama manatee and baby until they swam out into Palma Sola Bay. Here is mama sticking her snout out of the water.
There are always lots of pelicans diving for fish and sunning themselves on the docks.
After leaving the marina we traveled on down Palma Sola Boulevard to visit my favorite tree, a beautiful old banyan tree. It's massive!
Banyan trees are fig trees which I think are native to India. As they mature, they develop aerial roots that strengthen into prop roots to support the heavy limbs. The prop roots are as wide as a palm tree trunk.
Would this not be an amazing tree for a kid to climb around on?
On our way home we stopped at one of our favorite restaurants to pick up supper and bring home with us- peel and eat shrimp, grouper sandwiches and key lime pie. Perfect end to a perfect day! I hope you all enjoyed your Easter weekend as much as we did.