We had a great stay at Blue Springs State Park. Most days we got to walk a couple miles including the entire length of the Blue Springs run. This spring is the largest spring that feeds the St. John’s River as it meanders thru Florida. Something unique happened on our last walk. It was the first time we took the camera since the first day. There was no manatees at one platform we walked out on so I started tapping the rail lightly. I told Sherry I was calling a manatee.
Sure enough this one did come down the stream and over to me. Honest! He was probably 300 pounds (about 136 Keg).
The bottom picture shows its nose, they come up for air, and usually only the nose is visible.
Chickens? Oh that one.
Last night I slipped into bed with my Sherry, tired and worn out. No time for good night kiss (or other important stuff, like …. praying etc).
I awoke before the Pearly Gates, where St. Peter said, 'You died in your sleep, Jack.'
I was stunned.. 'I'm dead? No, I can't be! I've got too much to live for. Send me back!'
St. Peter said, 'I'm sorry, but there's only one way you can go back, and that is as a chicken.'
I was devastated, but begged St. Peter to send me to a farm near Sherry. The next thing I knew, I was covered with feathers, clucking and pecking the ground, in South Belmont, NC
A rooster strolled past. 'So, you're the new hen, huh? How's your first day here?'
'Not bad,' replied I, the hen, 'but I have this strange feeling inside. Like I'm gonna explode!'
'You're ovulating,' explained the rooster. 'Don't tell me you've never laid an egg before?'
'Never,' I said.
'Well, just relax and let it happen,' says the rooster. 'It's no big deal.'
I did, and a few uncomfortable seconds later, out popped an egg! I was overcome with emotion as wow, I had experienced motherhood. I soon laid another egg -- my joy was overwhelming..
As I was about to lay his third egg, I felt a smack on the back of his head, and heard.....
"Jack, wake up! You messed in the bed!"
I just had to put that on, I read it on a forum I frequent. (Thanks Larry W.)
Thanks for coming for the silliness, and it ain’t even Sunday, as Bucko would say.
Back to Manatees, this is looking from the St. John's River back up toward Blue Springs. You see one of the viewing platforms along the board walk.
. Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
-- Ronald Reagan (1986)
Car of the day:
Just received from my friend Buddy, out in the NEW Mexico, says he loves this F250 Ford Flex (NEW Truck)