Sunday, November 13, 2011
A beautiful day at Silver Springs Park
Today we spent a few hours at Silver Springs Park, a tropical, water wonderland. We knew it was an interesting area when we saw the Bear Crossing sign on the highway near our RV Park. There were colorful birds, turtles, crocs, gators and a host of other wonders of nature. We took a river cruise on a glass bottom boat and went deep into the "jungle." We saw several turtles lined up on a log just like they were in a beauty pageant. The gators are pretty dormant at this time of year but we saw two where one had its head on the back of another, sorta "gator love." We saw a Muntjac Deer, so small it looked like a medium sized dog. We have season passes so we will return many times during the winter but this was a great couple of hour start and gave us an idea of what we have to look forward to. We never tire of seeing the sun shine through the Spanish Moss hanging from the trees, here as throughout the south. We return home for Thanksgiving to Christmas, leaving next Sunday.
Posted by Jim and Carol at 5:02 PM