Resting, Relaxing, and mermaids?

Trip Start Oct 28, 2010
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Trip End Oct 31, 2010


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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Woke up late (8:30am) and went to Duncan Donuts.  They had never heard of a Long John?  What donut shop does not know what these delicious cream filled treats are!?  We decided to check out Hernando Beach was. Warning: Even though there is a sign suggesting there is a public beach, this place does not actually exist.  We did find a nice little park in which we saw two bald eagles.  Next we went on a trail in the Weechi Wachee Preserve.  It is part of a Bird Trail area.  It started to get warm so we decided to go back to the house, get on our suits, and do some further investigation into a beach.  We used the internet to find that New Port Richey had a public beach.  Off we went on this 21 mile trek.  When we arrived, we found that it looked much like Pine Island.  It was low tide, and you could walk forever before it was knee deep water.  There was also lots of grass in the water.  So apparently if you want waves and deep water you need to go all the way down to Clearwater.  We waded around, went on the bird trail at this beach, and collected shells.  It got hot so we went back to the house.  Miles got in the freezing cold pool....well he was standing in knee deep, and I helped him via a swift push :)  I got a ladder and got a few ripe oranges from way up in the air off of the tree in the back yard.  After showering, it was time for the Boston Cooker, a nice seafood restaurant.  I had a shrimp feast.  It was fried shrimp, shrimp stir fry, potatoes, rolls, and salad for $9.99. (Pretty good deal if I do say so myself. ) After dinner it was time to Weeki Wachee State Park where there was a special Halloween event.  There were mazes, skits, a haunted hayride, a haunted boatride, and Alice in Waterland.  This was the highlight. During the day it is mermaid shows, but the mermaids were dressed in Alice in Wonderland clothes.  They were in a giant pool much like dolphins would be, and they had breathing tubes.  They performed an act very similar to syncronized swimming but much cooler because the whole thing was at more than 15 feet deep in water. 
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