Saturday, March 29, 2014

Another Rainy Day

It is raining again!  North Florida has had its share of gloomy weather this Winter, and Spring isn't starting off any better.  Rain, rain, go away!  I'm stuck inside, and I don't want to make a big crafting mess. I've decided to color some pages in a book I've never read and never will.  

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Search for Sunshine

This week is Spring Break.  Woohoo!  Not really woohoo, more like wahwah.  It has been cloudy, cold and grey in Jacksonville, Florida.  Sunday was the last time I saw even a sliver of blue sky.  So today I decided to hop in my car and drive south until I saw sunshine and blue skies.  100 miles!  Let me say that again.  100 MILES!  I dove  down state road 17 and finally found what I was looking for 100 miles from Jville.  On a whim I took a turn for DeLeon Springs Park.  I had not heard of it before, but boy am I glad I discovered it.  

It's a beautiful little park with a sweet spring head.  It's a great place for swimming, and many people were doing just that.

 It had a spectacular restaurant on site with delicious home cooked meals, or you can choose to eat from the take away window which is what I did.  The tuna sandwich was huge.  Apparently they bake their own bread, and the bread was baked big.  
I took an hour long boat tour.  I saw bunches of wildlife.  There were gators, herons, turtles, fish jumping, and even a manatee, but most important there was sunshine and blue skies.  It was a fantastic day.  
On the way back to Jville I stopped at an interesting shop selling yard art.  
I also had the opportunity to stop at the fern fields.  I have always wanted to take pictures of these places.  They are so serene and peaceful.  
I finally arrived back in Jville and grey skies :(. Oh well. The sun'll come out tomorrow.