Monday, March 14, 2016

Florida Frontier Day at Rainbow Springs State Park

We had a fun day attending Frontier Day at Rainbow Springs last weekend.

 

It was nice and cool to start the day (and warmer that afternoon)

 

When our kids were here a couple of weeks ago, they had some fun leaving 'rubber' frogs and turtles all over my house. I'm still finding them! haha!

 

So I took a tiny green frog along for the day. (it's on the sign AND on my shoulder!)

 

And a good blogger is not worth her salt if she won't ask the Park Ranger to pose with a toy frog in his hands and a big smile on his face!

 

And I asked permission before I posed him on the edge of a plate of crackers but I didn't see anyone to ask about the moonshine still.

 

Hubby bought Kettle Corn and I bought treasures and a fun day was had by all.

 

Oh, the band was playing songs from the movie, O Brother and they were GOOD!

 

Lots of interesting  demonstrations.

 
 
I’m joining Beautiful Sunday and
Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday 
 and Amaze Me Monday HERE  and Talk of the Town HERE and
  Thoughts on Home on Thursdays HERE.

 

Have you been to a Festival yet this Spring
or to a State Park in your area?

52 comments:

Ariadne said...

That must have been a great interesting day! The ranger with the frog is so funny!AriadnefromGreece!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Diane, you were having fun posing the frog all around! Very cute! The festival looks like a fun time. The last photo and view are beautiful. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Diane said...

Very interesting! I wish there were events like that near me. Looks like nice weather too!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Interesting to see what goes on in your part of the world. I'd love to hear the music! Cute little frog too! Thanks for sharing.
Happy Monday Diane!

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

What a lovely post, Diane!
I'm especially interested in the jams and marmalades. :) They look really tasty, even though I don't know how tomato marmalade could be...
Thank you for sharing these happy spring photos! Have a great week ahead!

podso said...

Cute little frog. I'd prefer him to be plastic. I wonder if you bought the box--it looks like a good find.

Susan said...

Very fun day!

Linda Kay said...

A great time out and about.

Debby said...

It looks like fun. Our festivals will begin soon when the weather is a bit more predictable.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Looks like a heap of fun Diane!
Great photos of your day and I'm a frog lover too!

Vee said...

That looks like a very pleasant time under the trees and your little green frog was such a good companion. Hope that hubby was, too.

Denise said...

Hi Diane,

This looks like a fun day with your little green buddy (and your hubby too). :-D Your grandchildren will get a kick out of these pics! Our son loves the music from "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou." Your pictures and mosaics are lovely, as always, Diane. Thanks so much for your visit and have a wonderful week!

Hugs,

Denise at Forest Manor

Gayle atMuldoon said...

Love the frog fun. I have posted awhile ago about our game with 'Sophie' the dove decoy. The RG got me big time last week. I will have to share that saga sometime.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Looks very interesting, and like you had fun! I don't go to festivals, crowds and noises don't work well for some in our home. xoxo Su

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I was wondering at first if that was a real frog - then saw your explanation - what fun to find them all about the house. Everyone was a good sport about posing - I always find that a fun thing to do - makes people friendlier I think, when they join in the fun. The photos are lovely and it looks like a fabulous event. We've not been to any events yet this spring - too rain for events to be planned yet. But there will be lots to see later in the season.

Your header is beautiful - just glows.

Have a fabulous week my sweet friend - I'll see you on Wednesday for the Wearin' O' the Green.

Pamela Gordon said...

I would really enjoy an event like that Diane. It looks like so much fun. I loved how you took the little frog with you and posed it. Cute! Wonderful photos of a great day. I hope your week is lovely. Hugs, Pam

Art @ Home said...

You really participate in some interesting activities. I'm cracking up over this post. The frog thing had me going....

I remember about twenty years ago one of the teachers' families at our school had a little fisher price man, and he would stalk certain family members, and when they found him in their room, purse, backpack, etc. they had to get rid of him ASAP and "give" him to another unsuspecting family member. It was fun to hear about the little guy's adventures! Anyway your frog reminds me of him.

Christine said...

Looks like you had so much fun with the frog, as did everyone else! A really interesting place to visit & see!

Alexa T said...

So lovely to have so much fun at the festival! and lots of interesting aspects seen through your camera lens! Good moments to remember (plus a cute frog), for sure! Thank you for sharing them with us!
Greetings!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a fun festival, Diane! The green frog was a fun prop to include. We don't see many real live frogs here, but i know they are all around Florida's ponds.
We have visited a couple state parks lately as we bought season passes this year --a wonderful deal!

Primitive Stars said...

Afternoon, what a fun day you had, made me smile all the joy!!!!! Blessings Francine.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

It's a little early for festival here but we ARE enjoying weather in the 50's and even a few 60's. I saw a few garage sale signs last weekend -- the first of the season! You look like you really enjoyed your day -- cute pics of the ranger-man.

Lowcarb team member said...

What a cute frog and so nice of that ranger to pose.
Looks a really fun day.

All the best Jan

Susie said...

I would have loved the music. It's fun to go to fair and there be some music. Love the wee frog. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Gina said...

Diane, Love the frog that is hopping everywhere! Too cute! I love going to historical reenactments. Your cracker camp looks like fun!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a fun time you had. Love the frog!!
hugs,
Linda

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Oh that looked like a lot of fun. I'd love to spend the day there.

Patti said...

This looks like sooooo much fun! Lots of good music, food, and CRAFTS! My kind of place. LOVE your little frog!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diane, what a fun day you had. Love your pics. Sounds like you have some great kids. What a lot of fun to find the frogs they left behind.
Great pics Diane. You are so cute!! I bet the music was great too. I love the music from that movie.
Have a nice week. Blessings to you my friend. xo

Pondside said...

No festival here yet, but soon!
It certainly looks like you had a lot of fun. The Great Dane would have loved the music.

Arlene Grimm said...

No festivals yet this year but during the summer and autumn we attend a few. Loved the green frog. Remember that FROG means Fully Rely on God. A friend of mine decorated the baby nursery in frogs as a reminder of how to parent her little one.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh what a fun day! I laughed at the frogs, you go on so many adventures....Oh the places those frogs will see and be photographed!

Carol

Linda Walker said...

Diane,
That looks like a fun place to spend the day! The park ranger--well what a good sport to pose for a photo!!!

We haven't been to any festivals yet or state parks, but the week is young!!!
Enjoyed your photos Diane!
xo
Linda

Lorrie said...

What a fun outing. The little green frog looks like he had a really great time!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

You and your frog ...too funny! :)

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

What a fun day! Love your little frog friend:)
xo
Jemma

Debby Ray said...

Now that certainly looked like a fun-filled day! I can't help be reminded when you mentioned leaving rubber frogs and such of what we used to do when we had family and close friends at our cabin...and since we have always had dogs....my son started it by leaving fake rubber doggy doo-doo on the floor of the guest room...lol! Not very classy but it sure was funny and we laughed and laughed! Those little frogs sure are cuter, though :D

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Wow, what a fun event that was! Haha, we'd do the same thing with rubber frogs etc. I once did it with little plastic ants. lol
Isn't it funny when we get someone to pose for us and put them on our blog. I remember the young fellow in Ireland serving us scones that posed for me. Got to love them...
I started an I Love Purple (closed) group on FB, if you're interested you can Google the name and ask to join if you're interested lavender sis.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Diane, that sounds like a delightful day! My next "nature" outing is going to be to a zoo or animal preserve of some kind. We're feeling the need to visit some big cats and/or gibbons.

The French Hutch said...

This looks like so much fun. We get down pretty often, so many places in FL I love! That trooper looks so cute posing with the frog, a good sport too. When my grandson visits I find all kind of little cars, foam darts and stickers after he leaves. It makes me smile.
It is 87 degrees here, hot already!
Happy spring to you……….

Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. This looks like it was a wonderful event. One of the nice things about the warmer weather is that there are so many activities to do outside. Now I am looking forward to some spring outings!

Lisa said...

Oh how fun! You really got in the spirit of things by bringing your little green friend along! It was nice of you to share him.;-)

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

You're in truly "Old Florida!!"
Love it!!

Donna said...

What a fun time and I love the green frog visiting and posing with everyone! Big hugs to you and enjoy your week!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a fun way to spend a beautiful Florida day; so much to see and do. Thanks, Diane for sharing with us at Talk of the Town.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Looks like fun! Still waiting for the weather to turn nice to do any outdoor activities. We've all been sick anyways!!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Ohhh this looks like so much fun. It is really pretty there.

Carla from The River said...

Fun, Fun, I love the idea of the frog. :-) I bet you love finding all those frogs around. :-))
Special Memories!
xx oo
Carla

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Oh the frog was so cute! What a delightful day out! I'm sure all the demonstrations were wonderful to see, and the band really looked amazing. You looked so happy with your treasures and I can just feel the joy in your heart at being out with your family and enjoying such a beautiful day :)

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

I am so happy that you shared this post with us At Thoughts Of Home On Thursday!
I love the photos and your cute little frog too:)

Hugs,
jemma

cynthia lee designs said...

Looks like you and your tiny frog had an awesome day!!
~Cindy

Laura said...

It looks like you had a great time!
How much fun.

Thank you for sharing this with us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We are so glad you are here.