American by birth, Southern by the grace of God.
Louis Grizzard, a great American
It's choice ~ not chance ~ that determines your destiny.
Jean Nidetch

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Constantly changing plans and Homosassa Springs

On Saturday, we took a drive down to Homosassa Springs. I did not realize there were so many animals at the park. I got a few good pictures (below) but there were also black bears, red foxes, deer, gators, and others but the pictures weren't that good.
We took a picnic lunch but ended up eating an early dinner at Cody's Roadhouse in Crystal River, using my $10 birthday gift card.
We also visited Crystal River Archaeological Park and Crystal River Preserve (which is now closed on Sat/Sun due to budget cuts). The Archaeological Park had a museum with Indian artifacts dating back to 300 B.C.
We made it to Rainbow Springs but were too late.....the gate closes at sundown and it was about 6:00. We'll check it out another day.

Homosassa Springs
Nice view of the river from the tour boat. (There were water fowl, fish, and turtles along the way.)
Manatees (These are rescued and eventually released).
Bald Eagle
Pink Flamingo (there were lots!)
Screech Owl (I think)
Whooping Crane
Roseate Spoonbill (we saw these in the wild in Texas)
Beautiful park.......we would go back again. Entrance fee is $13 each, but we got in free with our Florida Parks Annual Pass.

Our new (revised 11/15) 'plan' is to remain here in Chiefland..........only we moved to Breezy Acres Campground, about 7 miles down the highway, until about mid-January (which is only 8 weeks - yikes!). The new park has more activities and is quieter and nicer. (Later this week we're heading to Georgia to visit for Thanksgiving.) Sam has doctor appointments that will continue here in Florida thru 1/7/11. Then we'll move to Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, AL, where we've had reservations for over a year! It takes that long to get a site in the winter! We'll stay there a couple of months, and hopefully have some of the grands visits while school is out for their winter break, the week of February 21st! :=) In the meantime, we'll go 'home' to Georgia for 2 or 3 weeks around Christmas.

And welcome two new followers (and all who came before), Terria F., and msucheermom. Hope you enjoy our simple adventures. I try to blog when there is something interesting to write about ..... or just whenever I get the urge!

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