There’s no question dolphins are smarter than humans as they play more ~ Albert Einstein
Several years ago, after watching the beautiful movie, “A Dolphin Tale,” I made a mental note to someday visit the Clearwater Aquarium, which is Florida’s Marine Life Rescue Center. It is an incredible place to spend several hours and one that you can easily revisit.
Your journey to the Aquarium will include learning about the dolphins and otters and pelicans, etc. For those who have seen the movie and its sequel, there are photos and information about parts of the movie which were shot on location plus interesting data about Winter, the star. Winter and the Rescue Center gained world wide attention due to the film and the compelling story of Winter.
The main attraction is the dolphins ~ they are beautiful, mesmerizing and quite memorable.
Their web site has a great deal of information, including special events plus several web cams:
Don’t grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach ~ Michelle Held
The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul ~ Robert Wyland
The beach to me is a sacred zone between the earth and the sea, one of those in-between between places where transitions can be experienced – where endings can be mourned and beginnings birthed. A walk along the beach offers the gift of the unexpected ~ Joan Anderson
Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone ~ Anonymous
Isn’t it strange, the way time moves? I could stand here and watch the sea crash beneath me for hours and it would feel only like minutes had passed ~ Sjana Elisa Earp
We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds ~ Aristotle Onassis
In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans ~ Kahlil Gibran
I followed my heart and it led me to the beach ~ Unknown
I still recall a fabulous restaurant dinner at Dionysius restaurant which had the most incredible view of the Acropolis. I googled the restaurant and yes, it is still there … with it’s fantastic view and menu. Home | Dionysos Zonar’s (dionysoszonars.gr).
Here is a link about Delphi, one of the most beautiful serene places I have visited. It is a place where you can feel the presence of the Gods.
The great fun of Armchair Travel is you can go where you want, check out museums, monuments, parks, restaurants, book shops, day tours, etc. And imagine yourself there … enjoying stuffed vine leaves, Moussaka and a beautiful glass of Greek wine. If you are lucky to live near a good Green restaurant, indulge!
Perhaps play some Greek music, watch a movie set in Greece, check out “Aerial Greece” by the Smithsonian Channel (marvelous 4 part show covering mainland Greece and the islands) or hunt about for books set in Greece. If you enjoy mysteries, check out the Chief Andreas Kaldis series by Jeffrey Siger. Most of the books also feature the Greek isles … which is definitely another Armchair Travel journey.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Savor your journeys… real, imagined or virtual, near or far
The spring wakes us, nurtures us and revitalizes us. How often does your spring come? If you are a prisoner of the calendar, it comes once a year. If you are creating authentic power, it comes frequently, or very frequently ~ Gary Zukav
Spring: a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be ~ Anonymous
Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment ~ Ellis Peters
No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow ~ English Proverb
Spring is painted in daffodil yellows, robin egg blues, new grass green and the brightness of hope for a better life ~ Toni Sorenson