Our next Florida stop was Manatee Springs.
We had high hopes of seeing manatee swimming in the water warmed by a deep underground spring but the government shutdown is still causing problems for us. By closing National parks we lost around 3 weeks and arrived to early to the springs for the manatee to be there.
|The only Manatee we saw|
While we did not see any real manatee, we did see snakes, deer, armadillos, and BIG banana spiders. The spiders freaked dad out. They were bigger then his hand!
|A real armadillo who came to our site each night|
|The banana spider|
While there we did some school work and made a big decision to head back north sooner than we had originally planed.
Be good and see you soon