Not much to this story. A few of my friends and I got together Sunday night and played a fair bit of true-blue N64 Goldeneye, waking up at 7am to travel to Kelly Park (Rock Springs). After waiting in line for 20 minutes only to find that it was full (it was Memorial Day), we booked it for Alexander Springs. We called ahead and confirmed that the park was indeed open, but once we got there, we had to wait outside the park for close to 45 minutes for an opening.
It seems to be happening more year after year, but the rule has been true since I was young: for the best experience, get there when the park opens.
Other than that, it was a great swim. Got some great pictures and video! It rained about halfway through the trip and half the crowd up and left. Another great trick at the springs: wait out the rain. A lot of spring-goers are there for the sun, the grilling, and a quick game of frisbee, and the first sign of rain will send them home. After the storm, the water was empty and the spring was prime for diving.
A week after Juniper, I headed to Alexander with Rob and Fuji for my birthday. The weather was great, and the drive to Alexander via 419 from Orlando is a nice cool alternate route I've discovered. Apparently, that day was a training day for SCUBA divers, so I got a lot of shots of the divers and even got Rob to swim out over the boil! Overall enjoyable day; enjoy pictures!