An Adventure in Blue Springs

Hi chums!

My fam and I have been to Florida a few times but we have never ventured to any state parks. It's usually just been theme parks and classic touristy things, but this time we wanted to do something a bit different.

We searched online to decide which park to visit and eventually settled on Blue Springs because it said there were manatees.

We arrived late morning and it was about 6 dollars for us all to get in (6 dollars per vehicle).

As soon as we arrived we walked down to the river. People told us that we need to go more upstream to see the manatees so we went on a walk.

It didn't take long to spot the manatees in the water. It was really cool to see them swimming along - although I now have hundreds of photos of grey blobs in the water.

We didn't just see manatees, we saw a lot of other wildlife, like armadillos, birds and some amazing fish.

Later on we went canoeing but I was so terrified of dropping something in the water that I didn't take any pics while in the canoe.

We are going to Wekiwa Springs another day though so hopefully I will be a little braver there!

Love as always,


An October Day in Bologna

Hi chums!

Today I met a friend in Bologna. It was my first time in Bologna and I really liked it!

It only took about 30 minutes to get there from Ferrara so it was really easy. Bologna is a lot more cosmopolitan than Ferrara and has a load of shops and cathedrals to see.

The first place we visited was the main cathedral in the square. There was an event going on to raise awareness about hunger in front of it and there were heart balloons everywhere.

Next we went to San Pietro church which was really beautiful and light inside.

We spent the day wandering around the city, doing some shopping and then we had some lunch!

It was a really fun day and I'm so glad Bologna is so close so I can visit again some time soon!

Love as always,


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