Quoted From A Fellow Traveler:

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Manatee Springs State Park

Friends of ours, Hal & Frank normally stop by our site to chat when they are here. They raise and train horses and try to get away for the weekends so their fifth wheel is parked here for the summer and their speed boat is also docked here for weekend use.
Due to my great picture taking, you can see that I blew it again. That's Hal up front without a shirt, followed by Frank then Joyce.
They were boating over to Manatee Springs State Park and asked us if we'd like to go. Their boat is powered by an inboard Chevy 350 so I had to get a ride. I'll tell you that boat was fast and smooth. The park is only about a five minute ride in the boat, and you can tie up right at the end of the boardwalk.

Here's another one of my great pictures. This guy was running along below us when I snapped the pic.

If you click on this picture, you'll be able to read about the history of the springs.

The spring is so clear and you can go swimming if you dare to. The water is 72 degrees.......too cold for me but there were some people in the water while we were there.

Some more interesting information on the spring.

I actually got this picture but they were so tame, you can walk up to them.

More info.

1 comment:

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

That is a nice place for a hike in nature. Fast shooting on that Raccoon! :)