Girls’ Day Out – Blue Spring State Park
This trip was totally spur of the moment. Daughter and I had our usual Friday morning get together. She had planned to update her craft site The Stitchin’ Witch and I had planned to write and work on the garage.
I was in a great mood after winning my first (and hopefully not only) Toastmasters trophy.
It was a beautiful day, and staying inside just wasn’t on the agenda.
So we decided (actually I decided, fortunately Daughter was up for it) to check out our new Starbucks (much bigger and nicer than the old one), and hit the road for Blue Spring State Park.
The last time I was there was with my hiking friends Linda and Jane. We used to hike every winter when Linda still lived in town and Jane and her husband would come down from New York for the winter.
Sadly, Linda moved
and Jane’s husband passed away so we don’t do winters together any more. Hopefully we will reunite at Jane’s for a New York summer hike. (Those pictures will be much better if we do as Jane is a real photographer with a huge camera and all the doodads).
Back when we went to Blue Spring it was 20-ish degrees and the manatee count was the highest of the season.
Yesterday it was pushing 90 degrees and the only manatees we saw were the two we bought
and the mosaic one.
Canoes and kayaks are available for rent. We didn’t this time, but maybe next.
We checked out the Thursby House – I want a porch as big as this one with rocking chairs like these, only I want mine to be overlooking a bay or ocean, the porch to wrap at least 3/4 of the way around, and a hammock and Boston ferns.
After the spring, we had a late lunch and explored a thrift store nearby, which led to fulfillment of this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge
Didn’t buy the sign, but as usual, left with an armload of books. Now for some hammock time…