Sunday, November 2, 2008

Blue Springs Camping Trip

This weekend Rusty and I went camping at Blue Springs. The first night was Halloween and we were joined by Paige, Rachel and Grant. The second night Tim and Zac came out! The weather was beautiful with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s.

The best part about the trip was our encounters with the manatees. The spring stays 72 degrees year round and the manatees come to the spring for the relatively warm water in the winters. There were 8 manatee in one area and a few others scattered throughout the spring. Before leaving today we were brave enough to take a dip and swim up to the spring head. Since you aren't allowed to swim with the manatee, we waited until they swam off and made our way up. When we reached the spring there were 4 more manatees there. One of them was particularly curious and swam right up to us!

Already looking forward to our next trip in December for the Reindeer Run 5K in St. Petersburg! (Better get training!)