Florida is such a weird state. There are weird people, weird laws and it’s just an all around whacky place. I mean, it’s home to Casey Anthony and George Zimmerman, so, ya know. Anyway, with all of the bizarre crap that Florida has to offer, there are some drop-dead gorgeous sites.
Tucked away inside of Jupiter, Florida lies a little slice of heaven called Blowing Rocks Preserve. It is amazing. First, before you even get to the magic, you’re surrounded by big, beautiful mansions and palm trees. My eyes were big as I gazed out the window looking at the driveways that were about a block long. Sigh. One day. Then you walk into this nature-ry, rain forest-sy type area. There are trees and leaves everywhere. I’m not a “nature girl” by any means, but I liked it. Minus the spiders. Oh, those spiders. They were as huge as Peter Parker himself. Anyway, as you walk, there’s this canister with a sign saying that it was $2 to enter. There are no employees around. All they want is for you to be a stand-up citizen and drop your dollars into the canister, which I thought was cool. Yes, we were stand-up citizens just in case you were wondering haha. Then, it happened. I fell in love when I saw this.
It was really jaw-dropping. Looks like we were somewhere out of the country. Nope. We were just in lil ol Florida. The scenery was amazing. I’ve never seen water as dope as this at any of the beaches here. Another good thing, there were not many people there. That sand though, oh man it was hot! I tried to take off my sandals and walk, but it felt like I was walking on the flames from hell.
The hot sand was a small thing to a giant. I couldn’t wait to hop into that perfectly-blue water. You couldn’t just hop in though. You had to maneuver through the rocks. They were everywhere and boy were they sharp! There were times when I tried to sit on the edge of the rocks and look cute. Nope. Those waves came, knocked me right on back to reality. I mean, those waves and those rocks were disrespectful. I really get why they call it Blowing Rocks. I scrapped my leg on one of the rocks. So, I am now walking around with bandages on like a child.
I didn’t let that stop me though. Naturally, I got right in, swam around and it was lovely. The water was the perfect temperature, but it was really salty. I mean, Lawry’s had nothing on this water. Still, I was in awe. It was just so pretty. I brought my snorkel and mask so I got to snorkel and see some dope underwater life. It was unlike anything I’ve experienced before. I’m a girl from Detroit. We don’t have beaches. You can’t just go snorkeling whenever you want. We don’t have sites as beautiful as this one. As I was under water, and as I was treading water, I just looked around and soaked it all in. What a great God we have. His work is like no other. Blowing Rocks was truly a beautiful escape. Whatever problems you have, take a trip there, it’ll make you forget about all of your woes for the moment. While there with my friends, I just reflected on how blessed I am. Everything may not be perfect or exactly how I would like them to be, but they are exactly how God wants them to be at this very moment.