For many years we heard that there were monkeys living along the Silver River in the Ocala National Forest. Many people, myself included, felt this to be urban legend. Well, I have proof it is not. Back in February we took a canoe trip down the Silver River. It was such an enjoyable, beautiful day, made even better by encountering these fun creatures. They live about 5 miles from the Ray Wayside Park. Their territory seems to be about a mile in length. We found it interesting that both times we came here, this was the area they hung out in. Why they don’t travel farther, we don’t know.
My photos are not the best, as it is difficult to get a steady shot from a canoe, sometimes moving at that! Unfortunately, we were limited to staying inside the boat. My dream is to get a faster lens so that some of this issue is eliminated, but until then……
I think this is one time I should let pictures do more of my talking than words. Our wedding was held at the Silver River State Park Museum. A little gem in Ocala, Fl. Our reception was held at the large pavilion near the museum. It was unusual, fun to prepare for and definitely a wonderful way to express our love.
Like all of our adventures this next adventure promises to be most interesting. In fact it could be our best ever. In twelve days, July 4th, Jim and I will be exchanging vows at the Silver River State Museum. This hidden treasure is part of the Marion County School Board in Ocala, FL. Being teachers Jim thought it would be only appropriate that we profess our love in a place that is meaningful and rich in history. For us it is time to write new histories.
Preparing and researching for the wedding has been an adventure in and of itself. Because of the history of the Silver River State Park we decided on a “themed” wedding. However, though we toyed with the idea of Tarzan or The Flintstones, neither of us could quite see being dressed the parts. Another theme came to mind and has taken on a life of its own.
After the wedding I will post pictures and thoughts, but for now a few more pre-wedding tasks and honeymoon chores. A couple of weeks camping trip to Washington DC and surrounding areas will be the height of our wedding adventures. No biking, no boating but lots of photos!