Day Tripping

Tuesday February 16, 2016

The morning started off with the Manager’s Coffee, which is a get together with the Manager of Blueberry Hill and he brings you up to date on all of the things going on in the Resort.  New cable channels, Bushnell news, etc.

Then off to play shuffleboard.  Neither one of us won, but at least Cliff got his quarter back.  I have yet to get my quarter back, which means I am one of the lowest 5 scorers. Oh well, it is all fun.

The day is so pretty, we decided to try River Ratz for lunch. An outdoor cafe on the Withlacoochee River in Nobleton, FL.  They are not open on Monday and Tuesday.

Plan B – Drive through the Florida National Cemetery. Over 120,000 interments.  It is within the Withlacoochee State Forest in Bushnell, Florida.2016-02-16 11.45.212016-02-16 11.37.022016-02-16 11.37.06It is absolutely beautiful. There are committal shelters throughout the cemetery.2016-02-16 11.39.43It is a very large National Cemetery.  Wonderful place.2016-02-16 11.38.57

Now off to Brooksville for lunch, since River Ratz was closed.  After lunch we discovered we were only a few miles from Weeki Wachee Springs State Park and the famous Mermaids.  I have heard of the Mermaid show my whole life, but have never seen them.  Well, this was straight up Cliff’s alley.2016-02-16 15.08.482016-02-16 15.09.52What a beautiful day for Mermaids.2016-02-16 13.37.20There are beautiful Peacocks everywhere.

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This is Bob. He has a bad foot.  The park rangers feed him crackers.

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A beautiful swim area with water slides.2016-02-16 13.41.392016-02-16 13.41.07Off to see the Mermaids.2016-02-16 14.09.232016-02-16 14.09.25Do you see the hose they are holding? This is how they breath.  They also sing under water and eat bananas.  It was Great! They did a show called “The Little Mermaid”.2016-02-16 13.44.02Then we went on the Wilderness River Cruise. All we saw were some fish. No alligators.2016-02-16 14.44.302016-02-16 14.45.06The water was very clear and it was a very peaceful ride. A wildlife show, a Mermaid show and a River Cruise (30 min) all for $13.00 each.  What a deal!2016-02-16 15.08.40

2 thoughts on “Day Tripping

  1. I’ve read you can Stand Up Paddle board at Weeki Wachee too and often see manatees..that would be fun! Please go to a Spring Training game for me..It’s out of the budget for us this year sadly.. Love seeing the fun y’all are having!

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  2. I just love reading about yalls adventures! Have fun and be safe on your next stop. Love all the beautiful pictures! Hugs to you both. 👍😀 🕶🐬🐠🐡🐟☀️⚓️🚍

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