Posts Tagged ‘Winter the Dolphin’

postheadericon Clearwater Beach, Florida

Clearwater Beach, Florida boasts miles of white sand beaches and warm blue waters!  It is a popular spot among vacation goers and locals alike!  I grew up about 40 minutes away from this beach and have fond memories from my frequent visits and fun experiences! 

Recently, though, it has become more widely known because of Winter the Dolphin and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.  You may have heard the story of the young dolphin that was rescued off of the coast of Florida after her tail was tangled in a crab trap and was brought to CMA where it was later amputated.  She has become world-famous  and is the star of the new movie Dolphin Tale, where her story will tug on your heart and inspire you with her bravery and resilience!

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postheadericon Travel and Photography Today Year in Review 2011

Holy Cow…I can’t believe 2011 is coming to an end!  It’s been quite a year, wouldn’t you say?  To sum it up I would just have to say it went by too FAST.  It really was a great year, but I can’t believe it’s over. 

This blog made it’s debut on June 19, 2011 and it’s been quite a journey!  I’ve learned a lot about how to run and maintain a site (I’m still learning) and have a long way to go with where I want it to be!  I’m coming along in my photography journey and hope to spend a lot more time on that in 2012!  It’s like a never ending process that most of the time brings me joy, but other times makes me want to cry! 

I’m so inspired by the different blogs I follow…there are amazing, creative, talented people out there and they inspire me to want to soar!  Regular people sharing their lives is so real!  I love trying new recipes and occasionally new crafts (I’m so not crafty) from people out there in cyberspace and I haven’t been disappointed yet!  I hope that I’ve given a little travel inspiration or maybe provided a recipe that turned out to be a hit! 

I have big plans in the new year… thank you for being part of this with me and for all the kind words you shared with me!  Here is a little recap of 2011….. 


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postheadericon Dolphin Tale Giveaway Final Days

Congratulations Stephanie Briggs, Rebecca, and JamieandRicky Higby, You’re the Winners!  I’ve sent you an email! 

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postheadericon Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Winter the Dolphin

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is not your typical aquarium, it is actually a working animal hospital that rescues, rehabilitates, and when possible, releases animals back into their natural homes!  We were very excited to check it out and meet Winter who, if not already, will become world famous on September 23 as she will be starring in the new movie Dolphin Tale along side a few actors and actresses you may have heard…Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, and Harry Connick Jr…just to name a few!  The movie was filmed at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and we can not wait to see it!

Winter is an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin that was found by a fisherman in Mosquito Lagoon off of the coast of Florida after getting caught in a crab trap when she was just shy of three months old.  The fisherman, Jim Savage, saw her floating at the top of the water and called for help.  A team from SeaWorld came to help and brought her to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.  They were able untangle her from the trap and save her life, but the injuries were so severe that Winter ended up losing her tail.

You might be wondering how a dolphin can swim without a tail, right?  Well she has a very inspiring story of how she adapted to the loss…..a story of recovery and hope!

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postheadericon Dolphin Tale Movie GIVEAWAY with Winter the Dolphin Stuffed Animals!

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