Sunday, January 24, 2010

Silver Springs

Mark and I have annual "Silver" passes to Silver Springs. Silver Springs is famous for the springs of course, and glass bottom boats to view what is under the water.  Each weekend there is entertainment, and this weekend it was Chris Cagle, a country singer.  No, we don't normally listen to country music, but any live concert is a fun concert to me! The first picture is of the band performing before the big audience. There were so many more people than you see here.

We arrived with enough time to take the boat ride, looking into the many deep springs.   We saw underwater movie sets used in Sea Hunt, The Creature From The Black Lagoon, and of course, Tarzan.  We saw an alligator lazing in the sun on the river bank, lots of fish and a few turtles under the water, beautiful blue herons and not so beautiful cormorants drying their wings on the water's edge.  The weather was perfect and as you can see from the pictures, the skies were clear and blue.  The final photo is of the springs and shows one of the boats riding over the biggest spring.  We learned that this spring produces enough water daily for each person on earth to have three 8-ounce glasses of water every day.  Wow.

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