Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Silver Springs State Park

Sunday February 22-Well its moving day, we both still feel horrible but had no choice but to suck it up and hit the road. We didn't have very far to move only about 60 miles. The bad part was we took roads that went through lots of towns with lots of stop lights. It seemed we hit every red one. We didn't leave until noon because we hoped our site would be available. Let me tell you that was a long 60 miles. We pulled in to Silver Springs State Park around 1:30. Our site wasn't quite ready so we just sat in the truck and rested. Thank goodness it wasn't to long. The weather on the other hand was really pretty. We made our way to the Sharpes Ferry Camping Area, and our site #22. We had no problems getting in. This site is very large, and very private. We have 30 amp service and a water hookup on site. The shower house is really close and very clean. They also have laundry facilities available at the shower house. We got everything set up and instead of taking a walk around to check out the area we both rested the rest of the day away.

 Monday February 23-Well another sleepless night. Today I felt the worse yet. Jeff still doesn't feel good yet either. The weather has changed, its gray and gloomy so at least we aren't missing any good weather. I have to say this has been the quietest park yet. Its also the least crowded. We are excited to get out and take a look around....maybe tomorrow?
Tuesday February 24-OK, we are up and going to make a road trip into town. Jeff called the Petsmart to see if they have Belle's prescription food. They do and we are off to get some. We purchased all they had, 14 cans. So we are going start this and hope it does what its suppose to do. We stopped at the store to pick up somethings we thought would taste good. We just haven't been eating much. Jeff said this is the littlest grocery bill we've had for a while. We can't even come up with something that sounds good. Never had that problem before. After getting back and resting we decided the dogs have suffered enough. We had to get them out for a walk. We just went around our loop. It was good to have some fresh air.
Wednesday February 25-Today we started Belle on her new dog food. Its really gross but she seems to like it. Today we made a trip over to Camping World in Ocala. Had to return a screen that covers the hot water intakes. We got the right one this time. Lucky for me there was a quilt store close by. I got to take a look in there. On the way back we stopped at Bob Evans for a late breakfast. Jeff liked his but I didn't think mine tasted good. It could have just been me, nothings tasting good. We got the dogs back out for a walk. This time we took them around all the loops. Each day we are feeling better. The weather is still very gray.
Thursday February 26- Jeff is getting his appetite back, he wanted a waffle from the Waffle House today. We went for breakfast, I got hash browns and finally something tasted good. The weather is looking good. We see some sunshine so when we got back we decided to take the path to the river.

It was really nice to be outside in some fresh air. The sunshine was amazing too. Even the dogs had a good time enjoying the weather. We made our way to the river and as we were looking around I noticed a little alligator enjoying the sunshine too. He didn't seem to mind us joining him.

After sitting on the deck and enjoying the peace and quiet we headed back. Had to carry Soffee on the way back. It was a nice way to spend the afternoon. It felt so good to be outside. On a different note my best friend called to say her mother had passed away. She was quite a gal. I'm sorry I can't be there with her.
Friday February 27-The suns out but its still really cool out there. We drove over to the head springs. Its part of the state park now. We didn't have to pay to get in. We are just looking around today. We plan on launching our kayaks there when it warms up. They have glass bottom boats you can take a ride in. The place is a bit run down but they are getting things put back together.

We walked around the park on a path that followed the river. We watched some people on the glass bottom boat. We also enjoyed those jumping mullets. Man can they jump high and go far.

While we were here thought we should see where we will be launching from. Looks like its going to be an easy launch. They charge you $4.00 per kayak to launch. Its going to be worth it, especially if we see them monkeys. Came back and relaxed.
Saturday February 28- Its another rainy day today. It doesn't look like its going to change so we decided to take in a movie. We picked out a good one this time. We went and saw McFarland, its a Disney movie and is based on a true story. It did not disappoint. The theater was nice, the popcorn was yummy and the movie was great. The rest of the day stayed cloudy and wet. Hopefully this yucky weather is about over. We are feeling better and are ready to get outside and do something.