Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Glass Bottom Boat

Pam's Aunt Lynn is visiting here in Florida, so we decided to do a tourist thing.  We went to Silver Springs and took a ride on a glass bottom boat.

Silver Springs is fed by a series of natural springs that pumps 850 million gallons of 72 degree fresh water into it every day.  Because of it's warmth and beauty, it has been the setting for many movies and television shows.  Six Tarzan movies have been filmed here, as well as The Creature From the Black Lagoon, I Spy, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, the Jack Paar Show, Arelene Francis, and a raft of others.

Just in case the glass breaks, there is a wall around it that reaches above the waterline.

This pointy nose fish is a gar.

It is winter here still, but some of the trees are budding.  Spring is right around the corner.


These underwater statues were put here for the TV show I Spy.

One of the springs.


It was just another beautiful day in Florida.  Livin' the dream!

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