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Jan 2, 2013 - Weeki Wachee
Today we spent the day watching live "Mermaids" yes, I said Mermaids. They live at the Weeki Wachee Springs park in Old Florida. They have a nice boat ride, a mermaid show and animal show all for one price. Unfortunately Debbie got a booboo. You will see in one of the photos. Ouch!Jump to full entry
Jan 13, 2012 - Weeki Wachee, FL
The Weeki Wachee river is fed by a natural spring that flows at a rate of 170 million gallons a day and maintains a temperature of 72 F. We took a pontoon boat ride down the river lots of wildlife to see: several different pretty fish, a manatee, turtles, a raccoon and a bald eagle in her nest. Thick tropical vegetation lined the banks. In 1947 an ex marine opened a mermaid show in the area above where the spring came in. Mermaids performed choreographed routines under water to music using breathing tubes. We saw two shows one was 'Fish...Jump to full entry
Apr 2, 2009 - Some pics from the last day or two
Wow!! Finally we got a connection from the camper!!!! ^_^ So here you are with an update. What a wonderful world we live in!! The ocean is beyond words. And the jury is in with the verdict... I am a pathological shell seeker! *,* We've been out on the beach in front of the campground several times and have come in with shells every time. It's been rainy so we have the umbrella with us just in case. Did you know that an umbrella is a great place to carry shells??? ^_^ Luckily, it didn't start to rain on our way back to the trailer. sigh...Jump to full entry
Mar 29, 2009 - On the road again...
Last day for this season. Next year I think we'll leave first!! this is nuts saying "bye" to so many of the "family"! ^_^ Oh well... most of us plan to be back in the same spot next year! We did one last run out to Peck's for Almond Fried Grouper ... the tide was in and with the fairly strong winds blowing toward shore the past two days the water was definitely higher than we've seen it. Ah well... the grouper was as good as ever! I promised to give you Marion's recipe for "Singing" pineapple... (my name) It's pretty simple but there is...Jump to full entry
Mar 27, 2009 - Last Thursday "getogether"...
For some reason... P & I get "blamed" for all the work of the Thursday Potlucks.... *,* All we do is have a yard big enough to hold everyone!! Oh... and maybe an additional thing or two sometimes! ha Anyway we were taken by surprise when Barb & Cliff handed us this incredible memory book of the 2009 season!! It's one of those things you can look at over and over and see something new each time. ^_^ REALLY appreciate the friendship we find down here. It's a bit eerie down here now with so many gone! It's hard to take down the bird/squirrel...Jump to full entry
Mar 27, 2009 - Trip on two rivers...
Here .. in no particular order .. are some pictures of our pontoon ride up the Rainbow & Withlacoochee Rivers. The Rainbow River is spring fed and clear as can be! The whole river is the color in the pics. The Withlacoochee starts in the "Green Swamp", a 48,000 acre wildlife management areain central Florida and flows north up to Lake Rousseau past us here in Crystal River... and then on to the Gulf! It's water (although very clear) is almost tea colored due to the tannin in the cypress needles that fall every year. The ride we took starts...Jump to full entry
Mar 26, 2009 - Wow... behind again!!!
Had our "mini" potluck tonight. Really the last one until next year! I'll get the pictures on tomorrow if there's time. Lot's to do before we head out on Monday... plus we haven't posted our trip on the pontoon on Tuesday! Have you ever had anyone tell you they didn't dare retire because they were afraid they'd be bored?????? Right!!! NOT!!!!!! ^_^ Love to all... P & EJump to full entry
Mar 25, 2009 - Quick entry...
Bear with me while I find son-in-law Dave with the furkid they were babysitting.... BRB There... found him. ^_^ Lauri shared some pictures of their trip to Garden of the Gods with two furkids.... so we thought we'd share it with y'all!! Not a bad place to hang out! Thanks, Guys. Love to all.... P & E PS.... Sandy, you should see some of the golf courses down here!!!! Barb, we're going to bring back a newspaper article of one that's just down the street from the park! ^_^Jump to full entry
Mar 24, 2009 - We have rain!!!
While we were at dinner last night it really poured down rain!!! It's really green this morning and looks so fresh... We had a friendship celebration I guess you'd call it last night. Five couple headed out to enjoy each other's company for one of the last times this season... *,* At least all of us have reserved our spots for next year again. All of you reading this really should plan a trip down here just to go to this restaurant! I've had pictures of the place before... the owners are very patriotic and a lot of fun themselves. And, of...Jump to full entry
Mar 21, 2009 - Short Note....
What a beautiful day this was! It sure got cool last night and it was a bit breezy but pretty much perfect! Hope you've all been enjoying the little updates on life in the tropics down here.... (sic).. ^_^ I was just thinking today that maybe you don't know how much Phil & I think about every one of you!!! This is like a personal message to each of you... sometimes one more than the other... but no one gets left out of our thoughts!!! I really appreciate those of you who take time to send a note from the journal page to let us know you're...Jump to full entry
Mar 20, 2009 - First Day of Spring Eve Pot Luck
I think we saved the best for last!! ^_^ We had 47 people here and it sure looked like everyone was having fun! Good food, as usual. In fact we had a great dip that everyone wanted the recipe for so I'm including it here for you all to try! Thanks, Pam!! The Big Dipper 1 8oz tub light garden vegetable spreadable cream cheese 2 cups light sour cream 11/2 cups chunky style salsa (mild, medium or hot) 1 cup shredded light medium cheddar cheese 1 cup chopped romaine hearts 1 1/2 cup coarsely (1/3-1/2 inch)chopped cooked large shrimp 1/2 cup...Jump to full entry
Mar 19, 2009 - Butterfly Park
Marlene, Mary Ellen and I had a fine time spending a day having lunch (Olive Tree) and shopping (Dollar Tree & Bealle's) and visiting with hundreds of butterflies at the new butterfly exhibit in Homosassa on Wednesday! It was another gorgeous day with sun and fluffy white clouds. Really, really need some rain tho'. Our last Pot Luck is tonight... no bon fire again... sigh. However, it is our Spring Fling Eve party so we should have some good pictures for the next post! ^_^ Again... wish you were here!! P & EJump to full entry