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Ep 011 Mermaids and manatees

March 27, 2018

Highlights from this episode

  • Looking for mermaids at Lido Beach. - (0:04)
  • Recording from the beach! - (1:02)
  • Social shout-outs to Laraine, Rhett, Niel, and Noemi. - (1:24)
  • Ed could be a mermaid. - (2:50)
  • Meet the Chief Executive Mermaid. - (3:20)
  • The one and only Mermaid Mafia. - (3:30)
  • One sip and we got hooked! - (4:27)
  • Carol's passion for fishing and for mermaids created Mermaid Vodka. - (6:45)
  • Why Carol is not distilling vodka in The Mermaid Lounge. - (7:15)
  • Why mermaids? - (9:15)
  • Could Ed be a merman? Should he wear leggings? - (10:57)
  • Fish Mavericks sponsorship on Discovery! - (13:50)
  • Local places where you can get hooked! - (18:30)
  • Nobody thinks Ed should be a designated driver. - (23:02)
  • Jinx! Shelley owes Ed a Coke! - (23:28)
  • Ed can't tell sharks from manatees. - (24:00)
  • Confusing manatees for mermaids? Rum goggles maybe? - (24:30)
  • Finders keepers - really? - (27:16)
  • Shenanigans...and other big words. - (30:15)
  • My realtor has a first name. - (34:10)
  • We love mermaids, because unicorns are soooooooooo last year! - (34:40) 

The Local Flavor - extended edition - (2:09)

This week in The Local Flavor we are focusing on all things MERMAID (and that includes manatees)!

Interview with Carol Strickland, Chief Executive Mermaid of Mermaid Vodka - (2:49)

We had the good fortune of being one of the first customers to order Mermaid Vodka the day it was first sold at Crescent Club and we were hooked from the very first sip!  From then on we started following the mermaids on social media and booked an interview with the Chief Executive Mermaid herself - Carol Strickland!
Carol shared with us the origins of Mermaid Vodka combining her passions for fishing and mermaids along with the journey so far and her plans for the future including upcoming events and and exciting new sponsorship of the hit show Fish Mavericks on Discovery this summer!
Mermaid Vodka
Fish Mavericks
On Discovery starting in July 2018 - Sundays at 7am!

Upcoming Events featuring Mermaid Vodka

April 6th - Mix & Mingle with the Chief Executive Mermaid
April 23rd - Sides Charity Golf Tournament

Local spots where you can get hooked on Mermaid Vodka!

Crescent Club (bar & package)
6519 Midnight Pass Rd, Sarasota, FL 34242
Siesta Spirits (package)
6637 Midnight Pass Rd, Sarasota, FL 34242
Claytons Siesta Grille (bar)

1256 Old Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL 34242

Manatee Viewing Center from Tampa Electric - (24:50) 

The Manatee Viewing Center is the best place to get a look at this amazing creatures in their natural habitat every spring! The warm water flowing from the Big Bend Power Station into the bay and the manatees seek refuge there during the colder months.  The canal is now a state and federally designated manatee sanctuary.  Admission is free to watch the manatees, pet the rays in the petting pool, and take a walk on the nearby hiking trail.  On the trail you'll find a 50-foot-high vantage point where you can enjoy a breathtaking 360 degree view.
As much as we love manatees, we just can't figure out how sailors used to mistake them for mermaids?
Tampa Electric - Manatee Viewing Center 
6990 Dickman Rd, Apollo Beach, FL 33572
Open Daily: 10am to 5pm
Paradise Adventure (paddleboard rentals & tours)
Ted Sperling Nature Park at South Lido
190 Taft Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236

Shell & Tell - (26:45) 

We had several questions asked on a Facebook post from Shelley and we will answer them all in future episodes.
Laraine Chulla asks via Facebook:
"If I accept a deposit on my home and the potential buyer's loan is denied do I have to return the deposit?"
The answer is "probably not, but it depends" on what is written into the contract and when the loan is denied.  Listen for more details from Shelley. 

Shell & Tell Information 

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