Well it has been a while! Life has been really busy the past couple of weeks. My fiance got his real estate license and we moved to a different vacation rental and time just got away from me!
A few weeks ago we decided to go visit Rainbow Springs in Dunnellon. The spring stays 72 degrees year round and was unbelievably refreshing! It takes a minute once you get in to get used to it but once you do it feels amazing. 72 degrees doesn’t sound cold until you are immersed in it, but trust me when I say it is cold. The water is so clear you can see all the way to the bottom. I didn’t get any photos this time closer to the water where we swam, but we are definitely going to return here so next time I will get some photos in the water.
There are also paved trails which we took advantage of before we went swimming. You can see several waterfalls as well as some dried up waterfalls. In some of the photos below you can see where they used to have a zoo there many decades ago. I thought the abandoned cages were cool, even though I was glad to see no animals lived there anymore.
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Another really nice thing about this park is it is only $2 per person to enter. They did have a gift shop that was currently closed due to Covid, but hopefully will be open the next time we are there. You CAN bring your dog BUT you can’t bring them near the swimming area, only on the trails so we aren’t sure if we will bring Leia or not next time since we did really enjoy being able to take a dip in the water before we left.
You can also rent canoes and kayaks and explore more of the river. We may end up doing this sometime. Canoeing and kayaking was something I really enjoyed doing when I lived in Missouri and was something I grew up doing. Missouri doesn’t have alligators and even though I know the chances of being attacked by an alligator here is really low, I am just not comfortable wanting to do this particular activity yet.
We actually ended up taking a side trip after we left here that I am going to write about next time and it is going to include our first bad dining experience (bad food AND bad service) since we moved here! 😂
I hope everyone is doing well! My mother and 5 year old niece are coming in this weekend for a visit, so if you have any ideas on activities make sure to let us know in the comments!