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LARVALBUG LENS, December, 2014

Christmas looks a lot different in Florida than in, say, Illinois. This photo of Larry was taken in late December, 1994, at Silver Springs, the headwaters of the Silver River, in Ocala. Silver Springs is one of the largest artesian spring systems in the world and is currently a state park, although 20 years ago this area was a privately run tourist attraction. Larry, Val, and their dog, Frisky, were on a holiday visit with Evelyn and John (Val's parents). Activities during that trip included hikes in the Ocala National Forest, visits to zoos, and kayaking on the scenic Juniper Springs run as well as this trip up the Silver River.