Birds chirping from above, the black swampy water still as glass, baby turtles and alligators bathing in the sun, and a paddle boat to enjoy it all. I stroked my paddle through the water, gracefully moving the boat deeper through the swamp. James and Rachel sitting behind me, each of us content with the peacefulness that surrounded us. As I sat there in the boat, I was once again reminded about the importance of nature and how it refreshes our souls. It’s sad that we often forget this when we are constantly surrounded by sidewalks, roadways, and buildings. I encourage you to spend more time doing other activities besides always being locked up inside everyday. Get out there, explore things you’ve never seen before, do things you’ve never done before. Even if it is taking a walk in the park or watching the sunset on the beach. It changes you inside, it brings a peace that our minds need, especially at the pace we live our daily lives. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.
Here is a glimpse of what we experienced at Cypress Gardens.
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