“Gesundheit!” said The Old Lady.
“No, silly, it’s the name of the river!” said her friend B.
Look at your Florida map, along the left coast about halfway between Crystal River and Spring Hill, and you will see the road that leads to Chassahowitzka. Follow that road to its end and you will find Chassahowitzka Campground (The Old Lady just LOVES to say “Chassahowitzka”!).
At the campground you can rent canoes and kayaks to embark upon your own river adventure.
The Old Lady saw a black and white warbler, a swallow-tailed kite, and a yellow-bellied sapsucker… and that was just at her campsite! Along the river she saw herons, egrets, limpkins, wood ducks, double-crested cormorants and anhingas, belted kingfishers, ospreys AND an osprey nest, pelicans, black buzzards and turkey vultures, small water snakes and a LARGE water moccasin (cottonmouth), a family of foraging raccoons… and (drumroll here please) a pair of river otters that played and picnicked and performed for her private entertainment.
Where are the photos, you ask? Sadly, The Old Lady’s camera is broken.
But if you want to see more… you must go out there yourself and see what can be seen! If you seek, they will reveal themselves to you… but you have to go where they live.
Adventure is where you find it… but first, you have to look for it!
The Old Lady was on her way home when she saw a sign pointing off the main highway to Convict Spring.
Closer to the highway but well within walking distance is a big RV park that includes a heated swimming pool and hot tub!