What a perfect day!
It was 85 and nice puffy clouds..
We took a drive west to Silver Springs to take a peek.
This used to be called Silver River State Park, and has just recently been
combined with Silver Springs Nature Theme Park on 10/1.
There is a concessionaire who operates
a glass bottom boat ride,
gift shops & dining areas,
special events and concerts.
They are starting to renovate the area,
and there are areas that are still shut down.
Not all of the gift shops were open,
but we did decide to try out the glass bottom boat ride.
For $9.99/person it was a short ride at the spring head,
for about a half hour.
It was informative, and our guide, Earl told us a lot about the spring.
The park was decorated for Christmas and they have a light show
the evenings in December.
Once we were on the boat ride, we were amazed at the crystal clear water..
We saw a couple gators sunning themselves..
and a family of turtles as well.
We took a walk around the grounds as well.
They have done a lovely job of making it a nice place to stroll.
There were times when we were surrounded by Ibis!
We thoroughly enjoyed our day there.
It will be a lovely place to take the kayak out too!