Cassius in the light
Iíve just returned from a trip to the spring. Right now the spring seems to be in central Florida. I went for a week and had a fabulous time. I love weather in the 70ís. I ran a bunch of days in SHORTS! I actually was sweating. The sun burned my Irish skin.
In the spring, the air has the smell of little flowers and in Gainesville, tea flowers and orange blossoms fill the air. I woke in the morning and plucked tangerines off of trees to eat. Spring is very nice.
My wifeís family lives in Gainesville and Iíve been going there for years now. This year was really great.
First, my wifeís sister Nell and her boyfriend, Will went down there too. Nell acted as a sort of tour guide and made it super fun for Cassius and us.
Will, Cassius' favorite guide, opened his family home to us and we made several visits to this amazing place. His family, the Stones, live on a former lake that was swallowed up by a sinkhole. Now itís a large, flat prairie and surrounded by huge, old live oaks covered in Spanish moss. Breathtaking.
We visited a Gulf town called Cedar Key, ate boiled peanuts along the way. We ate barbecue at Sonnyís, went rafting down the Ichetucknee River
, and on the last day went to Silver Springs
, a park with freshwater springs where many Hollywood production were filmed, including many Tarzans.
Iím not really a beach guy. I hate sitting idle in the son like a gator. I need to move. This past week excited me for the coming spring.
Today I awoke to snow. I used my snow blower to do the neighborhoodís snow removal with a nice bounce in my stepÖspring is coming!