Last night it poured rain for about an hour. We missed the strong wind that blew threw a few miles north. We drove 10 miles north to Crawford, to make phone calls, and shop at Wal-Mart. We spent the rest of the day, doing catch up things and just chilling.
Today was a cool day. We drove to Wakulla Spring State Park, just north of us. We went on the 3 mile river tour of the Wakulla River and over the Wakulla Spring, which is one of the world's largest and deepest fresh water springs. The water comes from as far as Alabama, and maintains a temperature of 69 degrees year round. First, we walked over to the observation tower and looked down into the spring. It was the cleanest, clearest water I've ever seen. And they say, it is not as clear as it use to be. You can also swim in the spring, but it was too cool today. Then we went on the river tour, and saw numerous wild life. Joe and I really enjoyed this tour and would recommend it to everyone, at a $6.00 price. At one point, the boat was shut off, and the sounds of the wild life was really cool and peaceful. After the boat ride, we took Mallery for a short walk on one of the trails, ( she had to wait in the car, while we were on the river tour) and also view the 1937 lodge on the grounds.
View from tower-you can see the ledge into the spring
Lots of birds- don't know all the kinds, but I'm sure Rena (Joe's sister does) as well as are new RV friend's Dawn & Jeff-all birders
Lots of alligators-even one with baby alligators
Birdie in nest
Can see fish in water if you double click on picture and enlarge
Cypress tree in middle of river