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The Two RV Gypsies & their grandson
at Suwannee Valley Campground in White Springs, Florida
Florida map showing the location of Hamilton County and White Springs
June 22, 2011
The two RV Gypsies drove a short distance from Wesley Chapel Florida to White Springs, Florida and stayed at Suwannee Valley Campground (sites were 30 amp service only). They set up the RV quickly, then took a canoe out on the Suwannee River. The water level was very low due to the drought in Florida so the river was blocked after just a short distance in each direction from where they put the canoe in the river. It was very hot and humid. So then they went to the pool, had a BBQ, and then watched home videos - mostly of their grandson Alex, and they laughed a lot at the old movies and how small Alex was then.
 
A brief walk from the campground office to where the canoe was launched. Alex is seen below hand-cranking the canoe down towards the Suwannee River.
a photo of the way to slide the canoe down to the Suwannee River
Alex hand-cranking the canoe down towards the Suwannee River
Alex and his grandparents got their first look at the Suwannee River.
Alex and the two RV Gypsies' get their first look at the Suwannee
Alex and the two RV Gypsies' get their first look at the Suwannee River.
Lee and Alex launched the canoe
into the Suwannee River
.
Big rocks on the shoreline of the Suwannee River
Lee and Alex launch the canoe into the Suwannee River
Big rocks on the shoreline of the Suwannee River
Alex and Lee paddled, Karen sat in the middle of the canoe - not that comfortably.
Alex paddling the canoe on the Suwannee River
Karen and Lee in the canoe on the Suwannee River
Since the water level was so low on the Suwannee River, time was spent exploring the big slopes of the Suwannee River.
the canoe
Alex exploring
Alex Jones
Lee peeked out from behind a big rock and Alex and Karen tried to move the big rock. LOL!
Lee peeking out from behind a big rock
Alex and Karen try to move the big rock
Lee Duquette at Suwannee River
playing at Suwannee River
A close-up of the big rock
Another rock on the shore
A close-up of the big rock
Another rock on the shore
Before getting back in the canoe, Lee had to hand shovel some of the water out of the canoe since the canoe had a leak.
Lee had to hand shovel some of the water out of the canoe since the canoe did have a leak.
Lee had to hand shovel some of the water out of the canoe since the canoe did have a leak.
Lee saw a log that looked like a porcupine. Back at the campground, hooking up the canoe to the ramp. It was hard work cranking the canoe upwards.
Lee thought this log looked like a porcupine
cranking the canoe upwards
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