Orchids forum: FL boat ride on the Braden River

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Name: Patty
Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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SarasotaPatty
May 31, 2016 8:09 AM CST
For Mother's Day my son and my ex took me on a boat ride along the Braden River from Jigg's Landing to Linger Lodge. I took lots of pictures so thought I would share.....swampy old Florida at it's best!

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Hope you enjoyed the ride as much as I did!
Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
May 31, 2016 8:34 AM CST
What a lovely boat ride, Patty. Thanks for taking us along. A great look at native Florida.

Jim
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Name: Alice
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ardesia
May 31, 2016 11:58 AM CST
I am envious of that boat ride Patty. We were in JAX over the weekend and a ride down the ICW was the plan but one of my sons wound up in the hospital with a kidney stone - he is OK now - but we thought a day by the pool would be wiser this time. Your Braden river is beautiful, there is nothing more relaxing than floating under moss draped trees.
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Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
May 31, 2016 1:57 PM CST
what a thoughtful son you have! A lovely day seeing untouched nature...not too many places like that left!
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
May 31, 2016 3:43 PM CST

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Ohh, I enjoyed your pictures very much, Patty! Thank you so much for posting them. Such a beautiful Mother's Day present!! Lovely scenery! Lovey dubby
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ctcarol
May 31, 2016 4:07 PM CST
I agree
Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
May 31, 2016 4:19 PM CST
Those photographs are wonderful! Thank you for posting them for us. Smiling Smiling Smiling
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Name: Ted
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Ted5310
May 31, 2016 7:28 PM CST
I agree
Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Jun 1, 2016 6:42 AM CST
Gorgeous Patty! Hurray! Thanks for the ride! Big Grin
Name: Patty
Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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SarasotaPatty
Jun 1, 2016 8:22 AM CST
You're all very welcome! It was a fun day! I'm glad you all enjoyed the ride too!

Glad your son is ok now Alice, but sorry you missed your own boat ride.
Name: Ibis
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IbisFla
Jun 1, 2016 11:31 AM CST
What a beautiful day, Patty! Thanks for sharing the pictures! Your son is so thoughtful Lovey dubby
Name: Mike S
GEORGIA (Zone 7b)
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JMS54
Jun 2, 2016 6:22 PM CST
Thank you for sharing those pictures Patty. The only thing like that , that we have in Georgia is the Okeknokee (not sure about the spelling...lol) Swamp. In the southern most parts of Georgia. I did get a chance to visit the swamp when I was younger and my father worked for the state and he got us in free and a free boat ride back into the swamp. The park rangers were our guides. Wish I had a camera then.
HAVE A GREAT DAY!
Name: Patty
Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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SarasotaPatty
Jun 2, 2016 6:28 PM CST
You're welcome Ibis, and Mike, glad you enjoyed them!

Those Native words are certainly a mouthful, aren't they Mike? Never mind trying to spell them! Hilarious! I bet your's was a beautiful boat ride...many more 'real' trees that far north of here. Drooling

Name: Mike S
GEORGIA (Zone 7b)
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JMS54
Jun 3, 2016 9:45 AM CST
Hi Patty....They are hard to spell. I am part Cherokee and still have a hard time here in Georgia abot some of the Cherokee spellings...lol. Have a wonderful weekend.
HAVE A GREAT DAY!

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