Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Cream In My Coffee!!

A few weekends back, this wonderful hunk of a man...
the cream in my coffee...
took his wife on a cruise down the river...
one of my favorite things to do!

We put the boat in on the St. Johns, but our destination is
the Wekiva River...old Florida at it's best!

We have a flats fishing boat that can float in 6" of water
perfect for those places reachable only by
kayak or canoe otherwise.

This is the old was replaced by the one behind it
several years ago.  It completely raised up to let boats through.
They left part of it in tact as a little fishing pier.

This one is the railroad bridge that lifts up as you can see

Draw bridges have always fascinated me.  I even used to have
a bad dream about teetering at the top of one! HA!

I have really gotten into angles and architecture lately.
They always capture my eye. This part of the bridge
has bird nests in it!

An Anhinga on the pylon.  Love the rope and wood!

Entering the you can see the water level is
pretty high.  The sign isn't suppose to be covered!

And of course, the welcoming committee!!

They lay with their mouths open to help vent
their body heat.  They are truly amazing creatures!

This looks like it could be the bayou in Louisiana..
These are cypress trees and just look and feel so
ethereal.  Love the reflections in the water!

A nesting hawk with babies chirping!

A little side picturesque!

Their are actually people who LIVE on the banks of this
river in tents.  I SO wanted to snap their picture, but
they looked a little rough so I didn't even ask.

People also pull in along the banks to swim, picnic and play.
Not sure how they got that rope up their, but I'm sure
lots of folks have had fun with it!

A larger boat anchored at the bank

I love how God put beauty everywhere.  The lillies cover the
water on the side and are a food source for manatees.  The
bright yellow blossoms just make me smile!

This little plant is everywhere too and makes me smile with
it's perky little green clover-like leaves that just stretch
toward the sun.

As soon as I saw this log in the water I though of the
Loch Ness monster and had to snap it!
Too funny!

Another fella that wanted to tell us to have a great day
as we exited the Wekiva!

This is the boat the Rivership Romance.  I have never been
on it, but they serve meals and cruise around Lake Monroe
and the St. John's river.  I'm sure it's fun, but I love my
more up close and personal view at my hubby's side.

The mechanism that raises the train bridge.  It rocks on
that rounded part towards the bottom of the photo.

The underside of the new bridge. Kinda cool!

Thanks for coming along with us!

Oh and my MRI went fine!!
I was in the tube up to my waist for
about 25 minutes and did great!

Won't have the results til Tuesday, I think,
so please pray that it is clear of lesions, ok?

Love ya!!  Really do!!


  1. Praying for you all the time. I even woke up in the middle of the night and prayed for you, Becky. Your river boat adventure looks like fun...except for that welcoming committee! I guess I have seen too many movies. I am comforted that Rand was by your side!

  2. Oh so nice-- I came to my computer this morning and got to take a stroll down the river with you and your hubby-- yeah that was me in the back of the boat:)jk
    Really, great pictures and I'm so glad you and your hubby are out enjoying the beautiful nature around you there-- just beautiful!!

    I am praying for you. Have a good weekend!!


  3. Hi Becky,
    I'm so glad your MRI is over and procedure went ok. I've never had one so I would be very nervous. This is a great boat tour. However, I hope the "welcoming committee" isn't able to climb aboard your flat boat. Ha! Ha! We had a Grady White 21 foot fishing boat a few years ago and loved boating on the Chesapeake Bay. We only fished in it once we just liked to cruise around. We sold it but we may get a smaller boat again someday. Have a lovely day.

    Teacup Lane (Sandy)

  4. Along with all your friends, I'm glad your MRI went well...we'll keep up the praying though!
    Your photos are fabulous!!! I am so impressed with your camera or your skills or both!!! The river cruise was you said...God put beauty everywhere you looked!!! Love that!

  5. great pictures! I felt like I was riding along with you.

    I live in Louisiana but not anywhere close a fabulous body of water like this.

    Continuing to pray and lift you up! Believing for a mighty healing in your life!

  6. Wonderul pictures have a great eye!!
    Still getting things in there place, new washer and dryer arrived today....need to get caught up on two weeks of clothes. I can't wait till you up this way again....lot's of fun!! Will have more pics and ideas coming soon. I missed out on something somewhere with you getting an MRI....praying for good news!! Hugs ~ Tami

  7. Praying Becky and sending good thoughts your way. those pictures are beautiful. What a sweet little adventure.

  8. Hi BFF, Love the pic's except I wouldn't even think of swimming in the area-I love the bayou but respect the gators. I found it sooo peaceful Love all the architectural shots too-you have such a good eye for photos Beck. Glad the MRI went well, I almost called but figured you might be still under the influence of anything they gave you. WE'll talk next week.
    Hugs, Nor

  9. Loved the river boat tour...looked similar to my tour the other day! I'll blog about it later.
    Our Captain told me about the Wekiva and now I've seen it...sort of. : ) Thanks for sharing, I loved it!
    Always praying for you and your health...
    Yes, I'd love to get together, if you feel up to it, just let me know what works best for you darlin.

  10. What beautiful pictures from your neck of the woods..isn't it wonderful to go to places via this blogging thing...
    Looks like you had a wonderful, refreshing time...

  11. Praising GOD in advance for good results on your MRI!

    Enjoyed the photos. Felt like I was on a nature tour. Awesome!

    Love you.

  12. Hi Sweet Becky! Looks like you and the hubby had a great time. Thanks for sharing your trip with us. It was so cool. Great photos. Don't believe I would be camping or swimming in that water though. I would probably have nightmares for sure.
    I am praying for you and the great results you are going to receive from your MRI. Thinking postitive for ya!

  13. I'm so glad you shared your trip with us--I really enjoyed it.

    Glad your MRI went well, and I'm continuing to think of and pray for you, Becky.


  14. Oh my goodness, my hubs would have loved to have been with you. He is dying to see an alligator in the water! I'm glad you had a good day and I'll be praying for you!

  15. What a fun boat ride. It is so beautiful there! I love all the water and lush growth. I'm glad your MRI went well and I will be continueing to pray for you!!

  16. Okay, EVERY TIME you show us pictures of you in the water with those alligators I get chills!!! But I guess you're use to all of them by now!

    Praying for you and hoping nothing shows up on the MRI!

  17. A Great day on the river with your wonderful Man!
    Even the gators are smiliing!
    Love you,

  18. Hi Becky, I am so glad the MRI went well. Ugh. I hate tests like that. I recently had an open MRI for my shoulder. A bone spur and arthritis. Not fun but I am living with it. Removing a bone spur is not worth the pain. They grow back.

    What is bothering you Becky? Is it your back? I hope nothing is serious. Keep me posted.

    Your day with your 'man' sounds delightful. What a great guy. Those gators do not make me happy.
    I love all of your lovely photos showing what goes on in Florida though. Fun in the sun.

    You are always in my prayers.

    Love and hugs.
    Jeanne xoxo

  19. Thanks for this wonderful and relaxing trip Becky. I so enjoyed it--you shared the sights so well with your pictures.

    Glad the MRI is over...will continue to pray as we go forward into a new week.

  20. Hi Becky,
    What a fun trip with your sweetie! Those cypress trees are beautiful. Glad everything went fine with the MRI!

  21. Sweet Becky...

    What a yummy tour! I loved the trees that looked like the bayou in Louisiana...Sooo pretty. Not to hot on the welcoming committee though. YIKES...

    I'm praying for you sweet girl....NO LESIONS!


  22. Oh Becky, I needed this trip. It so reminds me of Alligator hunting trip with Josh. I'm bloggin' about that this week. Can't wait.
    Feeling the love right through this screen from you girlfriend. Keeping my fingers crossed and my toes that all goes well tomorrow.
    Love You
    Love Claudie

  23. How wild it is down there, I love it! Keeping you in my thoughts lady.


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