Tuesday, November 08, 2005

A Visit to the Rainbow River

We have a friend who will celebrate his 94th birthday in December. An unbelievable person. His doctor told him a few years ago to stop driving. He did. That in itself if remarkable for here in Florida. Generally senior citizens resist giving up that portion of their independence. An inconvenience for sure but it didn't cramp his style. He takes a taxi every morning to his office... EVERY morning, that's all seven of them each week! This guy still goes to work daily... he says it keeps his mind active.

We've known this gentleman for many years and have spent a great deal of time together. This summer we promised to drive him north of here a couple of hours to revisit some of his old stomping grounds near Crystal River. Too busy over our 23 years in Florida to visit the area simply to enjoy it, we spent two days with this most knowledgeable tour guide. Let me show you just some of what we encountered. These were taken on the Rainbow River and in Rainbow Springs State Park.

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At 9:16 AM, Blogger sttropezbutler said...

With friends like you.....

Thanks for this post!


At 9:46 AM, Blogger RED QUILT MAKER said...

Good Post.
Good Photos.
Good Guy!


At 12:50 PM, Blogger dondon009 said...

Beautiful photos.... I've lived in Tampa Bay 15 years and have only been to Orlando (Disney World). For some strange reason, travelling around Florida has never interested me. (I used to fly to New Orleans every chance I had).
Lately, I've been thinking that it's time to see this beautiful state. I'm packing the dogs up the week after Christmas and we're taking off for Florida parts unknown.... just to see what we might find!

At 11:11 PM, Blogger annie said...

what a nice thing you did.
kindness like this is really
nice to hear about.
he sounds great!


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