Thursday, March 17, 2011

A New Name?

My blog started out as a way to chronicle my quilting (Patchwork), my camping adventures (Popup) and my relationship with Jesus (Prayer).    Now that we have bought a new camper, and have upgraded our RV status, I sort of feel the need to come up with a new name for my blog.     I will be working on that.   But let me share our new camper with you.    I only have pictures of the outside today, but I will take pics of the inside later and post them as well.

We took it on its maiden voyage to Manatee Springs State Park in Cheifland Florida.      It is a great park with lots of wildlife.   The deer are very friendly and come right up to your campsite.   They have been fed alot and have very little fear within the park.

 We walked out a long boardwalk along the beautiful spring fed river as it flows into the Suwannee River.    The head spring was clear and cold, and scuba divers, dive into the main cave.    The temperature of the water is the same year round and in the winter the Manatee swim up into the spring and the surrounding waters to keep warm during the cold winter months.

   We were able to see the Manatee, they were spotted out in the main river (Suwannee) off of the boat dock, and we were able to get a shot of their snouts as they came up to breathe.    There were about 6-8 in this herd, but you they didn't get close enough for us to really see them, but you could tell they were there.

 The boardwalk out to the main river is so nice and made for a nice walk from our campsite.    The views are gorgeous, and I never tire of looking at the water.
We saw a hawk sitting on a tree and he let me get fairly close, but my camera is not powerful enough to capture his majestic color and pose.   Right after this shot he decided we were too close and took off.  I couldn't catch him in flight.    We had a wonderful time and it was so relaxing.

This park is a taste of old Florida, the rivers, the cypress trees, and the wildlife.   It was a great place to spend a weekend.


marth225 said...

Looks like something to really enjoy

Anonymous said...

So beautiful! I love the deer photos! It looks like a beautiful campground.

I'll look forward to seeing your new name...I love your blog background! =)

Stray Stitches said...

What a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing the pics! Curious as to the selection of your new name :)