Saturday, February 21, 2009

St. Augustine, Florida

This is the beach in front of Marineland, which is just south 0f St. Augustine, Florida. It is absolutely gorgeous! We noticed that you can rent beach houses and we will certainly keep that idea tucked away for future reference. You could walk for miles and miles!

Marineland is right beside the ocean and the pool looks like it blends in with the horizon.

This little gal was very friendly and she certainly tried to win my daughter over . . . peaking over the glass to say hello and inviting her in for a swim. Oh . . . come 'on !!!! she seemed to say.

The hands on the hips say it all . . . . not gunna-do-it.

Ah well . . . maybe some other time you'll change your mind.

OK then, I'll play will your Mom and brother . . .

The football was very easy for her to grab and return !

They do look like they are smiling !

This is a picture of a new Mom and her baby (born in June 2008) She doesn't swim with guests yet, but is very curious.
I posted a video of Pebbles in my previous Dolphin post below. She was quite funny!


Nancy said...

Hi Karen...

Beautiful pics of the beach and ocean. Looks like you had lovely weather...the dolphins are so wonderful. It is such fun to see them so playful.
We used to rent places when the kids were is nicer than staying in a hotel...we found that it was hard to leave.

Hugs, Nancy

The Victorian Parlor said...

The pictures of the water are just beautiful! Love the dolphins-they are such lovable creatures.

TattingChic said...

Oh, what a beautiful time it looks like you are having! That dolphin is adorable! They really did look like they were smiling! How fun! :)

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

What great pictures! I had the opportunity to swim with dolphins once. It was an amazing experience!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Karen,

Your beach photos are beautiful and how lovely it must have been to stay there. It would have been hard to leave.
We prefer to rent an apartment over a hotel as then you can prepare your meals and is a lot more comfortable and sometimes cheaper than a hotel.

Love the dolphins ~ don't they always look so happy and smiley.


Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

wow what beautiful photos!!! I LOVE the little dolphins.. what a fun time you guys had.


The White Bench said...

Hi Karen... this is TERRIFIC! Love the blue shades everything has!
Monica x.

Anonymous said...

Wish I was there ! bbbbrrb cold here in NE!! said...

That is one of my favorite cities to go to!

Jann said...

Your photos are stunning--how I wish I could fly across the country and go there right now--I've never been to Florida--and it's raining and blowing like heck here today--your pictures were a welcome sight! Smiles, Jann

Lori said...

it looks so beautiful there...and WARM...i am longing to be warm right now...thanks for taking me with you:) those dolphins are adorable!!!

Natasha Burns said...

I've heard about St Augustine from so many people, and your photos really do look amazing! Wow the dolphins, they are so fascinating to watch aren't they?!

Brenda said...

Hi Karen,
Fabulous pictures - the first one is my favourite! Don't the dolphins look curious - they are so beautiful. Glad you guys had such a great time.