Last Wednesday Cindy and I took Abby and Heather over to one of the oldest tourist attractions in Florida, Weeki Wachee Springs (which is a bit of a repetitive name since “Weeki Wachee” means “Little Spring”) located in Hernando County in western Florida.
Weeki Wachee first opened in October of 1947. I remember my parents taking me when I was 7 or 8 years old and the mermaids are the only things I recall about the visit, though I am sure there were other parts of the attraction that I just can’t call to mind.
Here are some photos from the visit.
Heather and Abby standing in front of the entrance to Weeki Wachee.
Abby and Heather waiting for the reptile show to begin. Abby appears to be practicing her dance moves…
Heather petting the baby alligator VERY carefully.
Abby petting the baby alligator’s tail.
About to enter the entrance to the Mermaid Theater for the first mermaid show.
Heather and Abby enjoying The Little Mermaid show.
Abby gets a photo with a mermaid.
Heather gets a photo with a mermaid.
Abby and Heather together with the mermaid.
After all the mermaid shows, animal shows, lunch and the river boat cruise, it was time to change to bathing suits and go swim in Buccaneer Bay spring, right next to the mermaid aquarium.
Abby having fun swimming in the spring.
Heather got a little water in her nose swimming underwater in the spring.