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Visiting the State Parks

Last time I blogged about my 2021 list of things to do and places to go. One of the things I want to do is visit Florida state parks. We have a lifetime pass, so we have free admission to them.



ST ANDREW'S STATE PARK

PANAMA CITY BEACH FLORIDA


St Andrew's State Park is a place we dive, so we are there several times a year. Some of the photos in my last blog post are from there. Here are more photos of that park.






The underwater ones were taken by one of the dive club members, Tony Taylor, who takes amazing underwater photos.


Part of the cover for Catching Hope is from a picture taken at this state park in 2014.




FALLING WATERS STATE PARK

CHIPLEY FLORIDA

Another state park we visited was Falling Waters State Park. If you don't go during rainy season, there is NO falling water. We found that out the first time we visited. This time we visited right after a rainy week. So the water fall was beautiful. The park is also dog friendly, so the four dogs went along and had a chance to experience something new.







There was a beautiful rainbow across the waterfall, but it didn't show in my photos.


PONCE DE LEON SPRINGS STATE PARK

PONCE DE LEON FLORIDA


This small state park has an spring that is a convergence of two underground water flows that produce 14 million gallons of water daily. The water remains a constant 68F year-round. There is no scuba diving at this spring, but there is a three-foot jump into the spring, and a creek that flows from it.


River and Winter had no fear in jumping into the springs. And they looked adorable in matching shorty wet suits and life jackets.




Winter jumping

River "reading" about the park





These are the first three parks we've visited. We hope to visit more during summer vacation.

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