Tampa, FL – February, 2017 Our daughter planned to visit the Tampa area for the day. I asked to join her and Jim chose to stay home. So we enjoyed a fun girl’s outing. This was Heather’s trip so she set the itinerary and I just went along for the ride.
It’s a two hour drive to Tampa from Bonita Springs. We rocked out the whole way there, taking turns controlling the playlist. We arrived at our first stop about 11.
Tampa Electric’s Manatee Viewing Center is near Apollo Beach on the Tampa Bay. The salt water used to cool their equipment is discharged into a canal and the manatees congregate there, especially on colder days. They have built a very nice nature center devoted to these gentle giants and it is totally free.
Of course, the primary draw is the manatee viewing decks across the canal from the power plant.
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