Monday, March 19, 2012

I have always loved North Florida, the Suwannee River is a magical place. Sara planned a trip for our friends Jen and Ryan so we could share this unique part of Florida with them.

We drove up after work on Saturday and checked in at a cabin at Suwannee River Rendezvous. This is a great mom and pop camp ground, with a nice little restaurant, cabins, karaoke, trivia, and a cave!

We started the night with trivia, singing, board games and a campfire. I was a nice night. The next morning we rose early to temperatures in the low 30’s. As crazy as everyone thinks I am I convinced the girls to go for a dive at Troy springs.

Troy springs is a large sink located on the banks of the Suwannee river. The sink is cylindrical and drops to depths of ~70 feet. The water here is an emerald green and is always a beautiful cavern dive. We spent 45 minutes playing in the water until open water classes overran the spring basin. It was great to get Sara back in the water again.

Later that afternoon we spent several hours floating down the Suwannee in canoes. We passed a handful of springs and the retired rotating railroad bridge.

The next moring we hiked at Peacock Springs State Park along the new interpretive trail.

It was a great weekend in north Florida!