Right now, it is about enjoying the quiet. Mountain bike riders next to and across from me have left for the day (they were hoping I was gone too, so they could steal my spot...sorry guys, I'm back) and there is not a voice or engine to be heard. Cool enough for a tee shirt, warm enough for shorts. Some bird calls. Scrambling squirrels. Dappled sunshine in shade.
|Here at Lithia Springs Park|
|The path going to the river behind my site|
|On the path|
|A couple of sites near me are truly on the river with a view. That's why they are taken.|
|Nothing says Florida to me more than a shell road. These aren't even crushed. I love this.|
|Part of the river. The Alafia, in this area at least, is a jungly river and I had never heard of it, like a lot of interior Florida, this beach girl is learning a lot about the state I grew up in.|
There are a LOT of picnic tables and grills and a few group areas. This one looked so serene to me. Of course it does, it's empty.
I was starting to wonder where the Springs of Lithia Springs were. There was a lot of engine noise and I figured it was park people doing something noisy, but maybe I'd ask them where the springs were. Oh. Right there.
|This is one side of the springs. I guess this guy was re-doing the beach area. Like so.|
I found a great little laundromat since I was down to wearing my bathing suit and that chore was done. Shoppiing was done (there is way too much stuff to look at and buy in the stores - it took forever, going at a museum pace - I could have stayed longer). Everything put away, posting this, and then time for some more exploring. Or a nap.
Have a find your footing Friday. Do something fertile.