When I was a kid my dad would take us to swim in freshwater springs whenever we visited Florida. That is where he grew up so he knew all the good spots. Most of the places I had been before have closed so I asked Katie for some recommendations. We ended up at Juniper Springs in the Ocala National forest and it was amazing!
Little fish! After we had been in about four hours we saw some kind of freshwater eel thing under this ledge and got scared and left. Haha! We saw a turtle to!
We all got goggles for the occasion. It was a good move!
My snorkel lasted about 2 minutes. I kept going too deep and breathing in water.
Travis was the bravest and would go the deepest and furthest. We got the best underwater pics of him! See his appropriate manatee tattoo?
Travis kept swimming down into it and sitting in little clearings of it.
Crystal was scared to swim in it at first and preferred to stay in her float.
Pointing at a fish.
How cool! Too bad he put it in his wallet and broke it. Dang!
I think we were there a total of six hours. We even had a picnic lunch. Nothing tastes so delicious as a good sandwich after you've been swimming for hours. It was a perfect way to spend the day!