{Pensacola Do} Float

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A few weeks ago, on a Saturday morning, we headed 45 minute north through Milton to Coldwater Creek. We met up with about fifteen of our friends at Adventures Unlimited, where we all loaded up canoes and tubes (as well as coolers and dogs) into their vehicles and headed four miles upriver.

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We arrived at the designated spot and all put in our flotation devices of choice. The pups hopped on too! The water was a little cold, but not too chilly--wonderfully refreshing and clear. 

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We spent the rest of the day floating down the river and stopping at various beaches to hang out, catch some sun, and let the dogs run. It was a complete blast.  

Floating was so relaxing, and the river itself is gorgeous. There is nothing built on the banks, so you actually just float through a beautiful forest. The water is clear and calm for the most part, and while it is pretty shallow there are also a few deep spots where you can dunk and swim. The beaches are also lovely and clean, which is huge.

Not only did we have the best time, but the dogs had the time of their lives...They ran and swam almost the whole way, and would just hop up into a canoe or tube when they wanted a break. It is a very dog friendly place, but we would definitely suggest putting a harness on your dog incase you hit any tricky spots and need a quick extraction (as Flynn did at one point.) Also, bring fresh and clean drinking water from them, as well as a tennis ball or toy for the beaches if they like to place fetch! 

The crew. 

The crew. 

Over all, SUCH a fun adventure, and I absolutely cannot wait to go again. The river is such a nice change from the beach, while still getting some sun and being on the water all day. It also really felt like we got out of town for the day, which is always great. The only bummer was that it poured for the final 45 minutes of the trip--but at that point it was pretty comical and only added to the adventure, especially when you have as hilarious of friends as we do. (Although..I did spend another 45 minutes in a hot shower when I got home...)

Looking for something fun to do over the upcoming long weekend? Definitely head up to Adventures Unlimited while the weather is still nice! Make sure to bring along a cooler stocked with your snacks and bevvies of choice, and plenty of sun screen of course. ;-)

Happy Monday everyone!

xoxo,

Emily

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{Pensacola Do} Blackwater River State Forest

Happy Monday Everyone! Today I wanted to share some pics from one of our favorite spots in the Pensacola area, Blackwater River State Forest, in Milton. We love taking Flynn to Blackwater to explore the trails or play by the river. The forest is beautiful, and you only have to pay a tiny fee in order to explore all you want! The Blackwater River, which runs through the park, is also one of the clearest white sand rivers in the country, and is perfect for a dip on a hot day. When we first moved to Pensy I really missed being in the woods and running along trails, and so I was so excited to discover Blackwater. We took these pics about a month ago, during an adventure with some of our wonderful friends, Jackie, Cotter, and Haley, as well as Jackie and Cotter's handsome lab, Stockdale. I think it's pretty obvious from the photos that Flynn just adored having his own doggy friend to explore with....  If you head up to Blackwater anytime soon (which you totally should) make sure you keep an eye out for gators and snakes as it gets warmer. We can't wait to float down the river on tubes and maybe even camp later this spring!

Happy Monday Everyone! Today I wanted to share some pics from one of our favorite spots in the Pensacola area, Blackwater River State Forest, in Milton. We love taking Flynn to Blackwater to explore the trails or play by the river. The forest is beautiful, and you only have to pay a tiny fee in order to explore all you want! The Blackwater River, which runs through the park, is also one of the clearest white sand rivers in the country, and is perfect for a dip on a hot day. When we first moved to Pensy I really missed being in the woods and running along trails, and so I was so excited to discover Blackwater. We took these pics about a month ago, during an adventure with some of our wonderful friends, Jackie, Cotter, and Haley, as well as Jackie and Cotter's handsome lab, Stockdale. I think it's pretty obvious from the photos that Flynn just adored having his own doggy friend to explore with....

If you head up to Blackwater anytime soon (which you totally should) make sure you keep an eye out for gators and snakes as it gets warmer. We can't wait to float down the river on tubes and maybe even camp later this spring!

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Handsome Stocky.

Handsome Stocky.

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Pretty Haley and Jackie!

Pretty Haley and Jackie!

xxxx

Emily

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