Geocaching is still our favorite hobby. We hadn’t done any in Florida so needed to get on that. My goal is to geocache in each State that we stay in. I think as more and more kids take up this hobby, the harder and harder the caches are to find. I did manage to find a couple of them to hunt I thought these old bodies could handle. This is also something that Rusty can do with us, so, off we went.
Our first one was at a small Park, Falling Creek Falls. A really nice little park. Very well maintained. The first sign I saw was no dogs.. Darn!!! This just doesn’t seem fair to me. I guess a few people not keeping their dogs on leashes, and not picking up after them, ruins it for all of us. So again, Donnie stayed in the truck with Rusty and I went on the hunt.
I changed my mind and went back to the truck and told Donnie that this time we were going to take Rusty home and come back. There was a beautiful boardwalk that ran into the woods. I wanted Donnie to see this too. He had missed out on the springs we have visited because of no dogs being allowed, and I didn’t want him to miss out on this.
It was only around 10 miles back to the RV, so it didn’t take us very long. I had packed us a lunch and thought we would eat lunch after our hike.
This park is located on County road 131 just north of the 441/I10 interchange. Falling Creek Falls was opened October 2001. A joint project between the Suwannee River Water Management District and Columbia County, the property was purchased from the Parker & Hogan Families to protect and preserve the Falls for present and future generations. This park offers walking trails, restrooms, playground and the beautiful elevated Boardwalk to the Falls.
Hope someone can tell me what those mushrooms/fungus are. I have never seen anything like them. They grow something like a Morel, but they aren’t.
This was one of the prettiest areas I have seen since arriving here in Florida. I could have walked up and down these boardwalks all day. And the bonus is they really do lead you to a Falls. This Falls is also locally known as the Coca Cola Falls. You will see why when you see the colors of the Falls.
The picture on the upper left is the best I could get of the magical colors of this pretty little Falls. there was a Y in the boardwalk. The other way lead you to upper parts of the Falling Creek.
We did find our two geocaches and thought while we were so close to it we would go ahead and have a look around part of the Big Shoals Public Lands. There wasn’t really much to it. Just a kind of turn-around a bunch of hiking trails and picnic areas. We again paid $4.00 for a day pass. I took a couple of pictures and talked to the guy volunteering in this park, but he didn’t have much to say. He did thank us for stopping by. We ended up eating our lunch here and then headed on home to Rusty. I hate that he wasn’t with us, but also like doing some things with Don so, we will just have to pick and choose better when taking him along.
It was a fun day. We have really enjoyed exploring northern Florida and highly recommend it to all. Will write next on the road to home.
Want to thank Rick for mentioning Picnik a while back. It is a part of Picasa, and until yesterday I hadn’t really paid much attention to it, but I finally clicked on it and was amazed at everything you can do with it. Just for fun, I want to share a picture of the woods that I added some pink ribbons to in honor of my niece, Angie we lost over two years ago to breast cancer. Thanks Rick for all the help you give us challenged bloggers.