Saturday, 20 December 2008

Manatee's - near mama & papa

No this is not a picture of papa swimming in a spring - it is a Manatee. Our Florida home is only 25 minutes from the Manatee's. Usually when we have visitors we like to take them to see the manatee's. You can even sign up for tours to swim with them - we are hoping to do that soon. We are meeting up with Roxanne & Beth in a few days to do that. Afterwards we plan to come to papa's & mama's place for burgers.


NOw let's have some fun - let's name the Manatee in the picture using just the letters "M A N A T E E" - like "Man" (too bad we don't have a 'D' ) or "Tan".

14 comments:

Russ Hutto said...

Teena
Tana
Nate
Neeta
Meena
Tam
Tea

We used to see Manatees when we lived over in Titusville.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Russ - great names - especially that one three letter name. heh ! We have a bridge over by Crystal River that you can usually go and see them.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Russ - if we had that 'D' we could
do;

Dan

Dana

Deena

Mandee

just some thoughts.

CrossView said...

How about SEA COW?
Oh wait!
Won't work... ;o)

Indian Lake Papa said...

Crossview - 'sea cow' hummm, well, the e & a will work. You home school right ???!!

CrossView said...

ROFL!

"Manatees (family Trichechidae, genus Trichechus) are large, fully aquatic marine mammals sometimes known as sea cows."

Indian Lake Papa said...

Crossview - humph ! sea cows ?? lol Does that make them all female? Cows are female cattle - right???

CrossView said...

"Manatees are aquatic mammals that are called sea cows (named this by Georg Wilhelm Steller, because they taste like beef)."

When I eat a burger, I have no idea if it's a boy or a girl - but it better be cow! =P

I didn't mean to sidetrack your comments. I thought everybody knew what a "sea cow" is. My mom is from Florida and I spent many years there growing up. Maybe everybody else didn't??!! =P

Indian Lake Papa said...

Crossview - I enjoy your comments on this post - you always do well - and thats no bull! I also heard that the manatee had something to do with the legend of mermaids. Thats a little scary - must have been a very drunken sailor! LOL

Rachel said...

No this is not a picture of papa swimming in a spring - it is a Manatee. Our Florida home is only 25 minutes from the Manatee's.


LOL....now papa, that comment got me laughing. :)

Indian Lake Papa said...

Rachel - I just did not want to add any confusion to the post - lol !!

darla said...

Tame
Mate
Meet


I am really not good at this...but hey! awesome picture, and cool that you live so close to see them...The veggietales sing a song... "Barbara Manatee, you are the one for me.." LOL

Indian Lake Papa said...

Darla - ha! The manatee's are so ugly they are cute. we are only 30 minutes from several locations to go see them.

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