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Weeki Wachee -- City of Mermaids :-)

Thursday, February 15, 2007

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Another beautiful day today. I wake up early and take a short morning walk around the park -- I wish I'd have more opportunities to take morning walks in quiet surroundings -- I feel much better after some quiet time to start my days.

Well, Jere is very excited about stopping at Weeki Wachi Springs, the "City of Mermaids". He saw it on the roadsideamerica.com website and insisted that we stop. It was bizarre! Classic 1960s Americana! I actually enjoyed it since it was so bizarre/classic. The park's heyday was in the 1960s and it has been having serious financial problems recently. The mermaid show takes place in a large underground-level spring...the audience watches the mermaid show through windows at the one side of the spring -- I'm probably not explaining this very well. Anyway, they have women who dress like mermaids and swim underwater to music -- I couldn't help smiling through the whole show...too too funny. Also, apparently some of the retired "mermaids" are trying to help save the park from closing with a "Save Our Tails" campaign. Of course, Joe thought the whole thing was boring :-)

They also had a 30-minute boat cruise, but very few birds around today. It got COLD today -- I think the birds were hiding somewhere to stay warm.
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We drive another 100 miles or so and stop at Perry KOA....pull-through campsite, cable and free wifi :-) Life is good.

Posted by jengelman 07:34 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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