Saturday, March 23, 2013

Kennedy Space Center - Florida

On our way to visit the Kennedy Space Center.
 Cape Canaveral at a distance.

New Smyrna Beach - Florida

We had lunch at a local restaurant that is off the main road.
The building is right by the water.
Their specialty is steam clams.
The restaurant has 2 farms out there and grow their own clams.
We checked out the beach after lunch. 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Florida Manatees - Haulover Canal

I have always wanted to see a manatee swimming in the open water.  I finally saw one last weekend when we visited Titusville Florida and nearby area.
We waited for a little while and then I saw a great big manatee! To make sure my husband saw it too, I said in quiet excitement "Look!  There's one right in front of me."
Poppy smelled it too.  She cried out to let me know that there was wild animal about.  The manatee swam just below the water surface.  It came up for air; its massive round head appeared above the water.  It soon dived, showing us its dark grey body and its smooth round fan tail. It did not make any noise, such a stealth swimmer.

It is free to visit the Haulover Canal viewing deck and seeing the manatee was priceless. 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Blue lace cardigan

I altered the shape of the sleeves. A quick knitting project. Very soft yarn. The cardigan can be worn next to the skin. 

Material: Bulky weight. I used Classic Elite Ariosa, color Chicory.
Knitting needles: 8mm