Today my darling daughter conned me into taking her and a couple of friends swimming at Rainbow Springs State Park. I didn't really want to go because I have been sick all week with bronchitus and I am suppose to avoid exposure to the sun with the meds I am taking. But I packed up a blanket, a book, and decidied I would relax in the shade for awhile so they could swim. WOW - I am so glad that I went - I have never been there before and frankly did not know that this place existed - and only 20 minutes from home!! Ok enough talking about it - I am going to let my pictures explain it. Just click on a picture to see it fullsize.
Isn't the water pretty??
Yep it is actually a River - but a natural spring fed river - cool clean water!!
Can you say BEAUTIFUL!!
Luckily we did not see any alligators!!
Such a lovely park
This is the main spring - 1000's of gallons of fresh clear water pumps out daily!!
Looking down the river
Across from the swimming area - so blue!!
Majestic old Oak trees
My favorite photo of the day!!
Along the nature walk they have the most beautiful waterfalls
All I can say is WOW!!!! I never knew such a treasure existed and so close to my home - SWEET!!