Day 7 of our vacation found us traveling to Homosassa Springs. Home of the Manatees!
This is a favorite park of my childhood. I had a Great-Aunt and Uncle that lived down in Sarasota. We went to visit them almost every summer. On the drive down there, we would often stop off at this park to see the Manatees and other natural Florida wildlife.
On our way there, we were a little afraid that we were going to be rained out. But surprisingly just before we arrived the rain stopped and the sun came out. What is crazy is that just minutes after we left that day, it started pouring. It was like the sun shone only for us :)
We had a great time seeing all the animals, including these jumping mullet everywhere.
Layton even had a close encounter of the squirrel kind.
Our little family of manatees: