Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Rainbow Springs Florida

Both Fred and I have many memories of old Florida from the 50's.... exotic gardens, tourist traps with really tacky souvenirs, beautiful other-worldly attractions with alligators and monkeys and snakes.  Most are gone now, but a few have been taken over by the State Park systems and continue to provide some of the entertainment that made these parks so popular.

We went to Rainbow Springs, which was a very popular and quite large water & animal park in the 50's.  The gardens have been adopted by the garden clubs of the area, and the animals all set free..... but what a beautiful park!  It almost was tempting to go for a swim!  The water is a constant 72 degrees!

This would be a beautiful park to visit when everything was in bloom.... but we did see Camellia, azalea, wild begonias, redbuds and magnolia in bloom!  It must be stunning in the spring!

1 comment:

  1. These are beautiful! Looks like you two are having a blast! Thanks for the pictures, they help brighten one's day! XXXOOO KKG