Saturday, August 02, 2008

Lithia Springs

For those not in the know, Lithia Springs is a natural spring near where we live. It is located right off of the Alafia River. It is 72 degrees year round which even on a hot day feels downright cold! My parents took us there a lot when we were kids. It was and still is super cheap (back then I think it was maybe $1/car and now it's $1/person) and close to home. We had a lot of good times out there. I specifically remember going to the concession stand and buying huge pickles and packs of Now & Laters though. I wonder if they still do that. Catching minnows was always fun too!

Dh used to go there as a kid too and he decided to take the boys, by himself no less, over to the spring this morning. I got up and helped him get everyone ready. I'm not sure he would have made it out the door otherwise! He said Logan loved it and Ian barely got into the water. The water is pretty shallow unless you over or near the actual spring. They did find shells and a sharks tooth and played on the playground for a while before coming home. We'll have to do a family day out there soon.
Here are a few pics:

Here you can see just how clear the water is!
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Birdie that wanted breakfast:
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I told dh that he must have been taking pics of the bird just so he could look at the girl! LOL! He claims he didn't even notice her.
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Shell hunting:
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PUSH!!! (Logan was trying to push Ian on the float board)
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2 comments:

Heather said...

Very cute! And I'm impressed that your DH will take pics. Mine took DS fishing today and took NO pictures! Boo!

Andrea said...

What a nice way to start the day - that's a nice male bonding event.