Yellow Jacket RV Resort is where we are headed off to for 4 nights. Near Old Town in the northwest of Florida. This is a slice of old Florida on the banks of the beautiful Suwannee River. At $20 bucks per night with our Passport America 50% off discount, it is a bargain. It is the type place I like, rustic sites but with all the amenities, wifi, cable, nice pool, hot tub and boat rentals.
Looking down the road
On Sat. we rented one of their boats for a day of exploring. The Swannee is fed by more than 200 springs and meanders 396km(246mi.) across the state, actually starting in Georgia. Heading up river from the park, our first stop was Manatee Springs State Park. This park lived up to it's name as we did get to see a few manatee. What really stood out was the abundance of wildlife in the stream along the boardwalk out to the river. Standing at one look-out we could watch large fish swimming upstream, birds spearing smaller fish with their beaks and then flipping them in the air to eat them head first and dozens of turtles basking in the sun, all along with the manatee. There was more going on at any one time in this 100yds. of stream than I have ever witnessed anywhere in nature.
Detra ahead on the boardwalk
Turtles in the sun
Looking for alligators
Our boat on the Suwannee
The view of your fearless explorers
"What is behind us is not before us"
This is where the river ends and spills out to the Gulf of Mexico, so we had to go and see it for ourselves. Sure enough, the Gulf is right where the explorers before us had found it.
Mexico straight ahead!
Anyone remember how to get back?
We got lucky for Sunday morn as they were showing the final game on the local station. Up at 6:45 to watch CANADA WIN GOLD!!!!!!... All is right with the world.
Proud to be Canadian