Since I was born and raised in a country where outdoor activities were very limited — due to high crime rates — I feel like I’ve missed out on things that many Americans tend to take for granted; things like picnics, biking, walks on the park, and RIVER RAFTING!
Eric (my power couple half) and I, had been talking about going ourselves, but we figured that “the more the merrier”! So we invited a few co-workers from the restaurant to join us.
We all got up early in the morning and met at Eric’s house, where we all packed up into Mitch’s car and drove for about two hours towards Dunnellon, FL.
And as the water got deeper, we decided to jump out of our six-tube raft and do some snorkeling!
I recently bought a GoPro, so I was able to take it on our trip and take some awesome underwater shots..
There came a point where we were surrounded by houses that were located next to the river, and we noticed that many of them had rope swings! So we stopped at one and did some swingin’!
Mitch almost landed on Brittany..
The whole trip, Eric was set on catching a turtle, — which he would then let go– so when Zoe called out seeing a floating tree branch full of them, he jumped in the water and went on his turtle hunt. He describes his experience as sneaking up on a group of turtles, which suddenly bursted out into a million directions when they saw him. He took it upon himself to follow one of them through the bushes underwater, sneak up on it, and finally catch it!
Our end stop was at 484 Bridge in Dunnellon, where we got off the tubes, — and apparently left half our snorkel equipment– and waited for a shuttle to take us back to our starting point at K P Hole.
If you’ve never gone river rafting, I highly recommend you scribble it on your bucket list, and make sure you bring good company with you, as they will be the most essential part of your trip.