Weeki Watchie Mermaids

The Mermaids at Weeki Watchi Springs have been a Florida attraction since the 1940s. In 1947, a Hollywood underwater stunt coordinator named Newt Perry purchased a lot of land in Florida around the Weeki Watchi Spring, a freshwater artesian well. The spring fed over a hundred million gallons a day into the Weeki Watchi River, which meanders … More Weeki Watchie Mermaids

Fort King

The re-created Fort King is memorial to the Florida Seminole Wars. In 1763, under the treaty ending the Seven Years War with France and Spain, England obtained ownership of Florida, and when the American Revolutionary War began in 1775, Florida remained loyal to the Crown, launching cross-border raids into the rebellious colony of Georgia. At … More Fort King

Big Daddy Don Garlits Drag Racing Museum, Ocala

Okay, I confess—I know nothing at all whatsoever about drag racing, at all.  🙂 But it looked like an interesting place, and I’ve certainly never been in a drag racing museum before (and likely never will be again). Some history: Ever since there have been automobiles, there have been automobile races. These were most often … More Big Daddy Don Garlits Drag Racing Museum, Ocala