Ooohh there's Hot Springs, North Carolina near Ashville and Bath, West Virginia..also known as Berkeley Springs, and Thermopolis, Wyoming and of course Hot Springs, Arkansas and oh my goodness...so many others.
When I worked at Golden Carrot back in 2000, Delores had heard of a healing spring in our own local "Dixon Springs State Park" and she wanted me to go up there and get her a gallon of that healing spring water and bring it back to the store and let her check it out. Weeeeeeeeelll you know my old geezer...there wasn't a way in the world he was going to let me go to Dixon Spring...15 miles north of us...by my little lonely. So after supper that day...we loaded in the car and he took me to hunt for the healing spring Delores was wanting me to bring her water from. She had drawn a map and it was fairly easy to find...And this old geezer was laughing his head off at me for falling for such a request. But to our amazement...when we got there...there were other people with empty gallon jugs...getting water from this healing spring.
We got out and got the water and we looked around a bit and we headed back to town. I had a little cut on my hand so while I was getting water for Delores...I dabbed some of that healing water on MY hand. We got back to the house and guess what? I STILL HAD THE CUT! AND it was no different than before I had put this miraculous healing water ON it. NOW IF I HAD HAD THIS MIRACLE ROYAL BEE SKIN HEALING cream...at that time.....WALLA ... it would have healed almost that fast.
But I was excited to be able to do that for Delores...I love adventure and I had no idea there was a healing spring in Dixon Springs. If you live around here and go looking for it...it's just a little spring...coming up out of the ground....no signs announcing it or anything at that time....Billy DID say that it was extremely crystal clear water. And seems like we went passed the pool and picnic tables and past the out house and on towards the back...down that little lane...and I think it was on the right...
When we went to Florida back in late spring...we went to St Augustine to have lunch at Barnacle Bill's because Judy and Shannon had talked so much about it...and I said "While we're here...let's check out the Fountain of Youth" So we had lunch and headed just a couple blocks on up the street to the Fountain of Youth...but when we GOT there...they either wanted $12 each for us to get in or $25 each..I can't remember now...doesn't matter...I'm such a tight wad I wasn't going to give them either one to look at a puddle of WATER...So the geezer said, "Well we're HERE and it will make you a good story for your blog..we may as well go IN" But I said "Nope...not giving those jerks money to go in there and look at a puddle of water"...The picture above is the entrance to that Fountain of Youth in St Augustine and it was a beautiful place...and we went right up to this gate in the picture...
The 'fountain of youth' is a legend pertaining to a spring that's said to have 'restorative /healing powers'. It is believed by some that just by drinking of this water or bathing in it...a persons body and health will be restored to that of their youth.
As we were pulling away from the legendary Fountain Of Youth that day in St Augustine...the geezer said "Well I just can't BELIEVE this....you write all these stories and this would make you a great story and you could take pictures." I said "I don't NEED to go in there and see their 'fountain of youth' because "I" KNOW where the real fountain of youth IS...it's in our hearts and minds and we have complete control over whether we let our bodies experience the fountain of youth...or not.
Sooooo what about YOU today? Do you want to find YOUR "Fountain of Youth"?
Because if you want to...you can. The Fountain of Youth is within reach of every single person reading this blog today. If you can dream it...you can achieve it! More on the Fountain of Youth...and exactly what to do to experience it...coming soon...to Bird's Eye View...
Peace and love from the canyon...I love you all gobs and thanks so much...for stopping by.
This has been a bird's eye view of the katydid and until next time...you are loved!