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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Tubing the Ichetucknee River State Park

Cypress tress lined the river.

Shirley floated into the restricted area.

Wayne and Shirley - enjoyed the 72 degree water float.

Josh and Melissa got the boat for two.

This is Sheena - queen of the jungle.

Wayne - Shirley - Melissa - Josh - Nancy - with tubes fastened to Wayne's car.

About 90 miles east and south of Tallahassee is Ichetucknee River State Park. The river is formed by springs and is always about 72 degrees. For decades - on a hot day - locals can be found enjoying the cool water riding tubes.

Simply - you rent a tube or bring your own and pay a fee of $5 to enter the park. Then they tram you to different entry points into the river. You then float downstream for one two or three hours. The tram picks you and your tube up and takes you to the parking lot or back up the river for another run. Some days the parking lot fills by 9 AM - and others are turned away.

Josh - Melissa - Wayne - Shirley - Nancy - and I drove over early Saturday morning. We rented tubes and away we went. We sailed the two hour version because the shoulders were getting burned and storms were heading our way.

We stayed at the park for a picnic lunch - then drove home. No one was eaten.

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