Camping at Blue Spring State Park

We spent the long weekend camping at Blue Spring State Park. The first night we were walking back from the bathroom in the dark and I jumped to get out of the way of a car and misjudged Breighton’s location and crashed into him. This lead to me skinning two knees, badly skinning an elbow and arm, and having bruises all over my back. Mom got me cleaned up and dad got me bandaged up. We cut socks to slide over to hold on the gauze and keep oozing off my sheets. An ice cream cone helped distract me as the tylenol kicked in.


Feeling better and excited for manatees! There were about 15 that we saw in the morning. The nights were getting colder so we were in high hopes of seeing many more.

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Friday we went out to a “surprise”. I was so excited to go to the make your own pancake place! It is called Old Sugar Mill. I loved my pancakes with peanut butter mixed in and chocolate chips on top.



We explored De Leon Springs , where the restaurant was located, and headed back to Blue Spring for the afternoon. img_5445 img_5451

We walked along the boardwalk at Blue Spring and saw many manatee and a rather huge gator! This was a cool sculpture of a manatee too!


We took an eco boat tour along the St. Johns River and saw many more critters. We learned a lot of history of the area.

There were lots of wading birds and even a few alligators.


The river was so calm and peaceful. I am glad we took the morning tour because the tour was near empty too!


On Sunday we got up really early and explored the spring head again. The temperature was a chilly 45F! There were lots of manatees in the spring head this morning. We watched them roll and play for a long time.


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