Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Homosassa Springs, FL

We had a fabulous trip to Homosassa Springs, FL as part of our Orlando trip for Gaufest. A couple of years ago, the kids adopted a Manatee from the Save the Manatee organization. Ever since then, they have asked to "go visit" their manatee. When the Orlando trip came up, I decided that making this side trip would be a great alternative to an Orlando theme park. ;) We loved Homosassa Springs. We had beautiful weather (how many people go to Florida in the summer to escape the heat?!) and a wonderful experience.
We stayed at the Riverside Resort on the Crystal River. It was an older "resort", but perfectly comfortable for our purposes. The kids had a lot of fun finding scallop shells in the river. In fact, we brought home about 10 lbs of scallop shells.
After checking into the hotel and having our fill of finding scallop shells, we went to eat and then finished out the day at the pool. We all wanted to get a good night sleep for our manatee excursion the next morning....

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