Recent changes at Silver Springs State Park
I noticed some changes had taken place at Florida's oldest attraction.

The boat glided across the water, the dark green sea grass below giving way to a turquoise blue hole. A jagged crack sliced through the floor of the river bed. Tiny white balls bounced from the hole like a snow globe gone wild. A two-foot garfish lingered over the crack and a school of mullet raced past in a mad flurry. We had reached the spring known as the abyss.

Florida Spring Hunting
I confess, I have an obsession...Florida Spring Hunting

I confess, I have a little obsession- okay a big one. I’m a hunter. You won’t find me on big game magazines or toting a gun- my prey is much too large for that- I’m a Florida Spring Hunter.

Adventures of Mom on the Juniper Run Paddle Trail in the Ocala National Forest
Crystal clear waters on the Juniper Run paddle trail.

The loud roar rose to a crescendo and I watched as my son and his kayak were swept into the rolling rapids…Paddling Adventures on Juniper Run, the challenging natural water obstacle course in the heart of the Ocala National Forest.

One Minute Water Meditation
One Minute Water Meditation

New Year, New Outlook! Try quick meditations for a calmer life. Here’s a beautiful one minute water meditation to get you started.

The Best of 2016 Adventure Review from the Adventures of Mom
The Best of 2016 Adventure Review from the Adventures of Mom

If last year was the year of chills and thrills and theme parks, this year we returned to the wild and embraced wilderness culture as we never have before. We got daring. Sometimes it was scary- like when the alligator chased me- and other times it was an adrenaline rushed bliss, like zipping across canyons. This was the year of crazy highs and deepest lows.

Adventures of Mom took to hunting this year- Florida Spring Hunting, that is!
Adventures of Mom took to hunting this year- Florida Spring Hunting, that is!

After last year’s bear hunting fiasco, I turned my attention to another direction and headed back into the wilderness for some Florida-style hunting: Spring Hunting! (No weapons required).