Behind The Butter

Nelly The Sea Cow

Morning y’all!

This morning I made a quick breakfast before our bike excursion—2 packets of HempPlus oatmeal with barney butter!

And then we laced up our shoes and were off!!!

I LOVE being home! We took a scenic 45 minute bike ride past our old high school….

And to a little nature preserve called Round Island. Gorgeous!!


Tis a gorgeous day outside….HOT but beautiful with not a cloud in the sky…


There were manatees!

I named this one Nelly πŸ™‚
It was a very hot, sweaty ride back but we both feel better after exercising. I’m about to shower and head to an early lunch with a friend from high school and then Christie and I are going to be 80 years old and go to the 1:30 showing of The Time Traveler’s Wife!!!!!!! Can I just tell you how excited I am???!!
See you in a bit!

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  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope
    August 21, 2009 at 9:56 am

    I read the book when it first came out and have been waiting FOREVER for the movie…and yes, it was good! I liked it!! You’re truly lucky to have such great friends. I feel like I have no “real” friends since graduating high school and college. Everyone has moved on to their own thing and no one has kept in touch, really.

  • Jenna
    August 21, 2009 at 9:58 am

    All your gorgeous pictures have me dying to visit your home town. It looks like such a cozy fun town. Can’t wait to hear what ya think of the movie.

  • Jessica
    August 21, 2009 at 10:04 am

    That movie is SO sad!!! But really good!

  • Lizzie
    August 21, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Jenna, you are looking super healthy!! I just started bike riding again – love it during the summer, even if it is really hot!

  • Mary
    August 21, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Ahhhh that is so awesome! I can’t believe that you saw Manatees! My little sister used to love manatees. haha. Enjoy The Time Traveler’s Wife. I just read that over the summer & loved it. I can’t wait to see the movie.

  • Babycakes
    August 21, 2009 at 10:06 am

    I LOVE manatees!!! Thanks for sharing the picture of Nelly. So so cute! My sister and I are going to see The Time Traveler’s Wife tonight also. Can’t wait! Have a great day Jenna πŸ™‚

  • andmarie
    August 21, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Your pictures are great! They’re making me wish for a vacation!

  • Stephanie
    August 21, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Oh my gosh these pics of the water are absolutely awesome!! I can’t wait to be in Florida next week… πŸ™‚

  • Lizzy
    August 21, 2009 at 10:21 am

    o my gosh i hope you like the movie! i can’t wait to hear about it.

    Your bike ride excursion pictures are so pretty! πŸ™‚

    happy friday! πŸ™‚

  • Nina
    August 21, 2009 at 10:24 am

    πŸ™ I miss Florida. I used to go down for every summer for 2 months. My grandparents used to live in St. Petersburg, but then they moved back up north (who does that??) to be closer to my parents. yay for manatees!

  • Whitney
    August 21, 2009 at 10:24 am

    What gorgeous pictures! Go enjoy your 80 year old afternoon! πŸ˜€

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    August 21, 2009 at 10:24 am

    You look so fit, healthy and happy! I’m so glad Jenna πŸ™‚

    And I TOTALLY know what you mean about being home. There’s nothing better!!

    Love the manatees! Such a perfect way to start your Friday πŸ™‚

  • Christina MINDFUL LIVING
    August 21, 2009 at 10:26 am

    so excited to hear what you have to say about the movie! i am reading the book now– cant wait to see the movie! and manatees are my favorite- no lie. my class adopted one in third grade and ever since then I have become obbsessed with these little creature πŸ˜‰ they are so cute!

  • Madelin @ What is for breakfast?
    August 21, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Wow Jenna you have an amazing tan!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    August 21, 2009 at 10:31 am

    BEAUTIFUL photos! Have fun at the move — hope you are brining kleenex! πŸ˜‰

  • Pam (Highway to Health)
    August 21, 2009 at 10:32 am

    What a beautiful ride!! Have fun at the movie!

  • Help Meghan Run
    August 21, 2009 at 10:36 am

    I have plans to see the Time Traveler’s Wife next week at 11:20! So I’ll join you in the daytime movie showings, haha. Hopefully you like it.

  • Sarah
    August 21, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Looks like a fun day already! I want to see TTW, but I also want to read the book so I’m not sure which to do first πŸ˜‰ Have a great day Jenna!

  • sherri
    August 21, 2009 at 10:42 am

    i love manatees! there’s a river/bay in bradenton right before the bridge to anna maria island that we go to so i can see a manatee or two. it’s a tradition when we visit my mother-in-law. i like how the camera flash makes your running shoes look like they’re magic shoes! i need some magic shoes as i’m just not inspired to run in the drizzle this morning.

  • Kelly
    August 21, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Wow, your hometown is SO beautiful! You might have to move back there at some point.

  • Jennie
    August 21, 2009 at 10:46 am

    What kind of running shoes are those? I love how reflective they are!

  • One Year No Diets!
    August 21, 2009 at 10:51 am

    I went to Round Island SP earlier this year! I loved Vero Beach, too. In general I think Florida is rather built up and crowded, but Vero was so low key and had nice beaches, so glad you’re visiting again!

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    August 21, 2009 at 10:56 am

    You are the cutest thing EVER! And you’re supah tan–I’m jealous.

    I cannot wait to read what you think about the movie. I just finished the novel last night, and was sobbing and shaking for, like, an hour!

    Hope you have a great afternoon!

  • K
    August 21, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Isn’t it weird to go back to your old schools? Whenever I drive by mine I get so nostalgic!! Hope you enjoy the movie πŸ™‚

  • Sheri
    August 21, 2009 at 11:00 am

    What gorgeous pictures you took!
    I so want to see The Time Traveler’s Wife…hope you have a great afternoon! Let us know what you thought of the movie. πŸ™‚

  • Rachel
    August 21, 2009 at 11:05 am

    haha matinees are the best – 80 all the way! Enjoy the flick & have a great wknd! πŸ™‚

  • Emily Eats
    August 21, 2009 at 11:10 am

    What a beautiful place to be! Wow. I love manatees – I must make it to Florida in the next year or so to see them. I adopted one many years ago πŸ™‚
    Enjoy the movie!
    ~ e.

  • brandi
    August 21, 2009 at 11:21 am

    what a beautiful place to ride!

    and I LOVE manatees! they’re my favorite sea creature πŸ™‚

  • Ada
    August 21, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Ahhh, you saw an actual manatee??? That’s SO awesome! I guess you can tell I’m such a city girl haha:)

  • Jil
    August 21, 2009 at 11:30 am

    I LOVE manatees! My class “adopted” one when we were in 3rd grade. I just love ’em. I wish I had a bike ride that included scenic manatee watching…I’d be allll over that. haha πŸ™‚

  • Sara
    August 21, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Love the high school nostalgia and manatees! Enjoy!

  • Runeatrepeat
    August 21, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Everytime I go to Florida I want to see the manatees, but they never come say hi πŸ™ Finally I had to go to the aquarium in St.Pete’s! I love them!!!

  • Sana
    August 21, 2009 at 11:44 am

    I am still reading the book! I love how your shoes shine in pics :)!

  • kay (eating machine)
    August 21, 2009 at 11:54 am

    wow, so pretty! i’m jealous of those blue skies!

  • Jenna
    August 21, 2009 at 11:59 am

    omg that barney butter looked so good on your breakfast this morning! looks like you and christie are having yet another fun day! let me know how the time travelers wife is, i reallly wanna see it!

  • Lia
    August 21, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    That’s so cool, you saw a manatee! I’ve always wanted to!

  • Shannon The Healthy Beach Bum
    August 21, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    cute manatee! If you ever go to the safety harbor marina their are always about 3 hangin around πŸ™‚ They are so friendly! Glad you’re having such a fun trip!

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale
    August 21, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Can’t wait to hear your review of the Time Travelers Wife. My husband is out of town this weekend and I am thinking about seeing it… I’ve read the book, but I’ve heard the movie is just so-so… I’m sure I’ll still cry though!

  • Shannon
    August 21, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Manatees! What amazing animals. I saw them for the first time in February when we were vacationing in Belize. I can’t imagine being able to go out for a bike ride and just look down and see them! What a beautiful place to live! Enjoy the movie, I am dying to see it!

  • angharad
    August 21, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    Your home town looks gorgeous!! And you are looking super tan (not that I’m jealous up here in MN or anything…) haha.

  • Megan
    August 21, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Those pictures are beautiful!! Enjoy your day and The Time Traveler’s Wife!!!

  • Jessica
    August 21, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    i want your legs girl! meow! lol.
    MANATEES!!! OMG!!!! I am so jealous right now.
    i want to see that movie, hope you love it!

  • jperonto
    August 21, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    hehe the barney butter looks orange!

  • Courtney
    August 21, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    WOW! I love manatees. Maybe just because I love that they’re coined sea cows. :] MOOOO.

  • Bec
    August 21, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    what a great way to start the day, seems like you saw a lot of great stuff on your ride!

  • Beth @ CrossBorderCravings
    August 21, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    Oh my goodness it is BEAUTIFUL there! Enjoy the scenery :O)

  • Tay
    August 21, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Hot dang girl, you are TAN!!! Manatees?! Awesome!! I’ve never seen one myself.

  • Evan
    August 21, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    that’s so cool! All I ever see on my runs are wild turkeys

  • Organic Ashley
    August 21, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    I’m so glad you are having a great time. This is exactly what you needed right now. πŸ™‚

  • adria
    August 21, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    please do tell how the movie is!! i love a good, romantic movie any day.

  • The Domestic Goddess
    August 21, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    You have some great pictures of the day! I love the one with your shadows on the water. Beautiful!

    That’s so funny reading the comments from people who have seen the movie … I think people who read the book LOVE the movie! I wonder what it looks like if you haven’t read it. πŸ™‚

    Enjoy the show!


  • Nellie
    August 21, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    What a beautiful place! I love manatees! (and her name, of course!)

  • Jolene (
    August 21, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Beautiful pictures!

  • britt
    August 21, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    that park is gorgeous! i LOVE the picture with your reflections in the water.

  • Susan
    August 21, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Is that a WILD manatee? Regardless, pretty awesome!! Barney butter always looks like it’s a vibrant shade of orange in blog pictures (not just yours). Orange almonds maybe? πŸ˜›

  • Anne Marie@Her New Weigh
    August 21, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Wow-your hometown is beautiful!! It looks like you are having a great time!

  • Danielle J.
    August 22, 2009 at 11:29 am

    I can’t remember if I posted this or not, but my family lives in Port Saint Lucie so it’s near to hear you visiting back “home”-ish for me too!

    That is so funny that you went to St. Edwards! I dated a guy for a few months who went there my freshman year of high school. What a small world!

  • Melanie Ward
    July 30, 2018 at 11:01 am

    So, this popped up on β€œsuggested posts” while I was reading your most recent post today and I just have to say…your photography skills have really improved since that first pic on this post πŸ™‚ gave me a little laugh.