Saturday, May 24, 2008

Weeki Wachee Spring

No I am not kidding!  The name of the spring really is Weeki Wachee.  I am really going to miss all of the Florida Indian names.  (Okahumpka, Alachua, Itchetucknee, Homosassa, and Weeki Wachee etc.)  Justin assures me that there are enough weird names in Canada to appease me.  I'll report in another post and let you know if it compares at all.  
For a while we have wanted to see what this park is all about.  All we knew beforehand is that it is a natural spring and they have mermaids that put on shows.  It was really fun, and we enjoyed ourselves a lot.  The mermaid shows were very cool to watch, mostly because it is so unique.  I have never seen anything like it.  The stories may have been a bit hoky at times, but it did not take away from the entertainment of the mermaids.  One of the mermaids held her breath for 2 min. 36 sec.  while she dived down 250 feet.  Crazy!  
A very cool aspect of this park is that they have water slides that end up in the spring.  I had never heard of that before.  It is a good idea! :-)   
Evan did very well, and is really starting to enjoy being in the water.  I think we are accomplishing our goal of creating a "water baby".  They even had a baby pool that Evan enjoyed a lot.  
I have to brag about Justin for a minute.  At one point there were some punk teenage boys that were swearing up a storm.  They were starting to get into each other's faces and things were starting to heat up.  Without even batting an eye my brave husband walks right over to them, gets in between the boys and breaks them up.  I couldn't help but feel an immense amount of pride in Justin.  There are many people who would like to say something, but would hesitate or talk themselves out actually doing it (I am probably one of those people).  I am proud to know that my husband is not one of them.  I love you Justin, my big strong man!

All in all, it was a GREAT family day!  I love being with my two boys!
watching the mermaids

The Little Mermaid and her Prince


Lacy said...

Great post! Another place you have inspired me to go! Thanks guys! We'll have to check it out!

The Nielsen Family said...

Loved reading and seeing the graduation post. Congrats to the three of you. I am jealous about the Sonny's pulled pork, Matt and I still talk about that place.

You guys are so great about getting out and seeing everything around you like you did in this post. And Justin is that kind of guy that is not only brave enough to do what he did, but he knows how to do it in a way that doesn't make the situation worse. what a great guy!

Fred ... said...

What a beautiful young mother you have become. You make me proud. I'm proud of you too Justin, too often we don't get involved when we really should. Good for you.

LHarding said...

I agree with Lacy...Weeki Wachee Spring sounds awesome! And I thought mermaids were just a Disney thing! Very cool. We will have to check them out, too. And mad props, Justin. Way to do the right thing.:)

The Boring Family said...

I'm so glad that you sent us a graduation announcement! Congrats on your new little guy! You'll have to catch up with us on our blog:
In a nutshell, we're still in Denver, Morgan turns 2 in a couple of weeks (can you believe I haven't seen you since she was 2 week sold?), and we're expecting another girl in August! I am anxious to keep in touch! Oh, Conrgats Justin! Way to go!

The Meyers said...

I love mermaids. Flop! Hey I love how you talk about Justin being so manly and then in the next pic he is sucking his thunb. hahaha. He is silly....and strong!

Teresa said...

I knew it! Mermaids are real!!! Good work manly Justin, or should I say Dr. Palmer?

Sarah said...

Justin, do you remember when we turned the sound off on Little Mermaid and played 50's music? We thought it was the funniest thing...