Thursday, 21 February 2013

A lovely day

Today we went to Silver Springs Park.  Some lovely people (fellow golden parents LOL) we met here in the park had purchased yearly passes and they can bring guests.  So they took us.  We took a ride on a glass bottom boat.  The ride took us on a  tour of the seven major spring formations at the headwaters of the Spring River.  One spring, Fish Reception Hall, is home to dozens of species of fish as well as alligators, clams, crawfish, shrimp, snails and six different kinds of turtles.  It was so beautiful and we could see where the underwater springs were spilling into the river.  It was surprising how powerful the water was that was coming out of the vents.  And the water was so clear.  We then walked around the grounds and they have a sort of zoo there.  But the park is heavily in debt so the state is purchasing it and turning it into a state park.  All the animals will be distributed to various zoos.  Apparently, before Disney World came to Florida, this park was very, very popular.  The grounds are really beautiful.
He was there too.
Fish seen thru glass bottom boat
Kodiak bear, he was HUGE

We are having some quite warm weather here right now.  We need to put the A/C on around lunch time to keep our furry kid comfortable.  I’m not complaining though, not at all.  The evenings cool down for very comfortable sleeping and usually around 6 or so we can turn off the A/C and open the windows. 

Until later…take care.


  1. It is always good when you have to run the AC in Feb:)

  2. Warm days and cool nights...great combination! The glass bottom boat sounds like fun.....such clear water!