The spring is about 30 feet deep and called a first magnitude because of the amount of water it produces each day. It empties into the Suwannee River, just yards down the canal. Divers were traveling back and forth from one spring to the other via underwater caves. No thank you! I have lungs and not gills. Also, please do not for one minute assume I went in this 72 degree water...no, I watched, cheered and encouraged.
Stephanie with her eagle vision located two brown water snakes one of the days we were down at the spring. They looked ferocious. They looked like they could have swallowed one of my kids whole. Come to find out, we were intruding on their "private" time. They were not a sweet momma and baby, but a male and female...I guess those Disney days of innocence are gone.
Then back at camp, little Ms. Liv was riding her bike and she ran over a black snake, he coiled up in her tire as she kept going, but he got loose, and scurried away. Thus the snake tattoo, she needed a memory of her battle victory.
Bikes are always a part of our packing, because these girls can do some racing. They are so funny walking around with their helmets on (having forgotten they were on) as they explore the woods or hike a trail. Wonder what people were thinking, I bet it had to do with a short bus.
The springs and playground were approximately 300 yards from our camp, so why did we drive there some days? Well, it is not often the girls get to ride in the car without their seat belts on, or with the hatch open. And, why not share Taylor Swift's music with the rest of the campground. It was some mighty fine singing.