14, 15 Dec 2019
We have developed a pattern for our journey home after a cruise. This includes visiting some interesting sights and staying in a bed and breakfast for one night.
On this return trip, we stopped at Manatee Springs State Park to check it out as we have not been here before. It is a first magnitude spring, which means it must produce an outflow of an average of at least 65 million gallons per day. This spring's peak flow is 150 million gallons per day.
It also has walking trails and boardwalks along the spring to the river. There is a campground and hiking and biking trails. We enjoyed viewing the spring and walking the scenic boardwalk to the river.
We spent the night at the Allison House in Quincy, Fl. The house was built in 1843 by former State Governor Abraham Allison. The current owners, John and Bek, are very nice and accommodating. We had a very pleasant stay.
The owner recommended a Mexican restaurant in town that proved to be very good.