Swimming with the Gators at Rock Springs

by frazzledmama on August 24, 2011

Last weekend Mr. Overkill and I took the kiddos camping at Rock Springs. We LOVE this park and have been looking forward to this trip for months. The second day we were there, the kiddos and I had just gotten out of the spring when we heard “Gator!”  I thought, “No way!!! They don’t come out when the spring is full of noisy, splashing swimmers!”  But sure enough there was a 4-5 foot gator casually swimming across the spring.  I ran to get my camera and was able to get a couple shots of him under water.

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The kiddos loved tubing in the spring.

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It’s such a beautiful place, and a tranquil natural setting.

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Tranquil that is, until Bubba tried to flip me out of my tube….

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Ha! Don’t mess with me boy!

After we played for a while we packed it in, and headed back to the campsite for dinner.

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And of course, marshmallows… Aunt Cyndi style.

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Why do boys turn everything into a weapon….even marshmallows.

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Bubba reverted to his “Don’t take a picture of me phase…”

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And then decided to just cover his face…

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I called him duck-boy for the rest of the evening.

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Agh!

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Must’ve been good!

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Dad

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Mr. OverKill and his overkilled s’more!

The next day we hit the spring again.

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Shug really enjoyed snorkeling this time.

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Tee hee.

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This is the place where the Littles liked to get in the spring.  It was a nice easy way to get in and on your tube.

The big kids liked to go to the top of the spring head, because it had little rapids…

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Woo Hoo!!!

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Later we stopped for snacks under a huge oak tree.  The lighting was awesome, check out these pics!

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Ha ha, got him!

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What a cheeser!

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And Mom.  Love this one!

We had a great time and can’t wait to go back!

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Kil_roy2002 August 25, 2011 at 3:35 am

Loved the Slide show. there r Great. :)

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