Sunday, April 14, 2013

If only I could be a Mermaid!

YIKES! I said I wanted to be a MERMAID….

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NOT a Manatee! hahaha!

Well, at least we can go to Weeki Wachee and SEE the Mermaids!

And what an amazing show!

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Here’s an idea of what we saw when the curtains went up!

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I cropped my photos to create a prettier Mosaic.

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“The Little Mermaid” is acted out with the greatest of ease, underwater here at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. (with just one scene on the stage)

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They warn you that the story has some scary parts….

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but I won’t give it all away!

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If you are ever in this part of the state (Spring Hill, Florida)…it’s a MUST SEE! You can google it for more info, photos, and videos. I’ve had such fun learning more about it since we got home. I’m so glad it’s close by so that we can go again! (and if I owe you a visit or an email, I’m WAY behind! We’re having so much FUN this Spring….but I’ll visit soon!)

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63 comments:

Musings from Kim K. said...

I think the girls would love to see a mermaid show. How magical.

Trace4J said...

How cool.
I bet it was a awesome show.
You are so cute.
Have a wonderful Sunday.
Woolie hugs

Vintage Gal said...

That show is awesome. I saw it a couple of years ago. Just magical. You look like you had a wonderful time ~

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

That looks like it would be really fun to see!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

My daughters would have loved it especially when they were in their My Little Mermaid phase!!

Finding Pam said...

I love the manatee. Such gentle giants. Little Mermaid under water must be so cool to see.

Tara R. said...

I read somewhere that ancient sailors believed that manatees were mermaids. I've seen manatees, they are not even close to the beautiful creatures I imagine mermaids are. Still they are fascinating.

Susie said...

I didn't know they still gave those underwater performances. Wonderful. You sure make a cute manatee.:):) xoxo,Susie

Barbara F. said...

I love mermaids! Wish I could swim like one!! xo

cucki said...

Aww me love mermaid too :)
Hugs

20 North Ora said...

Looks like a fun trip!! It's amazing what they can do at a show like that. Wouldn't the kids love that?

Judy

Zimbabwe said...

What fun. I am never likely to get to that part of the world sadly. Enjoy while you can. Diane

maddyrose said...

I want to be a mermaid too. Who doesn't? Have fun enjoying spring.

Laurie Mcknight said...

I would love to see this and I will be coming to Florida next year and I hope to see this in person!

Jennifer said...

I went to Weeki Wachee a few times when I was a little girl. For an embarrassing number of years when I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I said I wanted to be a mermaid. lol. I haven't been there in nearly 20 years... I think it's time to go back! :)

Ellie VanCaster said...

Oh that looks like so much fun-I have never heard of a mermaid show before.
Have a good week

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

I can't believe they still have the Mermaid show at Weeki Wachee!!
My sister wanted to see the mermaids for her 10th birthday in 1968, so we drove down from St. Augustine to watch a show and drove home. Doesn't look like it's changed a bit :-}}

traci's mixed bag said...

I so want to visit Weeki Watchee and swim with Manatees. It's on my bucket list. I just saw an episode of My Crazy Obsession about a guy who makes mermaid fins and swims there occasionally. I think it's really cool.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a cute picture of you Diane:-) Looks like such a fun day.

Lavender Cottage said...

The show looks like fun. We used to go to Silver Springs a lot but I don't know if it's even open any more.
Judith

It's Just Dottie said...

I always wanted to be a mermaid but last year my wee grand girl told me you be the fairy and I will be the mermaid. So I guess now I am a fairy!!!

Smiles,Dottie

Snap said...

What fun! I think every little girl would like to be a mermaid.

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a fun show! We were somewhat nearby during our vacation, but short of time. Thanks for sharing your visit. Have a happy week!

Donna said...

Sounds like a wonderful visit!

A Garden of Threads said...

Awesome show. Enjoy your week:)

podso said...

That looks amazing ... what an experience! Glad you are enjoying this spring time.

Mevely317 said...

Goodness, what memories this evokes. I used to live "down the road" (a bit) from WW, but NEVER actually saw a show. Loved the pix of you and the manatee!

Wishing you another FUN-filled week!

The French Hutch said...

YES, I will do this if I’m ever near here. It looks like a really good time and lots of fun. Thanks for the peek, it looks exciting. Happy week Diane.............

~Emily
The French Hutch

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diane,
Looks like this is a wonderful show. I would love to visit one day. Thank you for sharing.
Looks like you are enjoying the springtime.

Have a great week.
Hugs, CM

Rosewalk Cottage said...

The show looks like fun. Have a great week Diane.

sandy said...

How fun...A manatee show, I mean a Mermaid show! Well. you were also a good "show" in the Manatee costume! Happy to hear you're having so much Spring Fun! Happy Spring! sandy :)

Susan said...

I loved watching The Little Mermaid with my girls when they were young, but I really don't like swimming in the ocean with all the "creatures." Love your photos, XOXO

Lorrie said...

That would be a fun show to watch. I had never heard of it before now. Such talent - and technology.

Love the photo of you as a manatee/mermaid! So much fun.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Hahaha, love your mermaid photo!

Cyndy Newsome said...

I love Weeki Wachee! We haven't been in ages.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello from cold Michigan. Loved seeing all the pretty mermaids. I remember going there a very very long time ago... I would love to see it again. I am so glad you did not turn into a Mermaid. Hugs Judy

Karen and Gerard said...

That's different, how cool!

debra @ homespun said...

Fun post and you got some great shots! :)

Life Images by Jill said...

amazing! I have never seen anything like it. Thanks for sharing with us.

Have a wonderful week and thank you also for stopping by my blog today.

Shannon @ A Cozy Place Called Home said...

I saw a clip of those mermaids on tv a while back and have to wonder how they swim in those costumes. Looks like it would be hard to do! I'm glad you had such a nice time at the show and hope you have a great week!

Barb said...

FABULOUS!! I would love to come see the show. One day I hope!
Glad you had a great time.
Barb

Treshel Gallatin said...

What a fun adventure.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Looks like a great show! I want to return to Florida for a visit some day. There is much to see and I'll put this on my bucket list. Have fun!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You really are having a fun Spring!! Lots of trips and interesting things to see and do. I've always wanted to see this show and maybe a trip to Florida in my future...you just never now!

hugs, Linda

Linda R said...

That does look like a fun show. Your photos have me smiling this morning.

Hugs~

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Oh to be a beautiful mermaid so graceful in the water. Great show. Valerie

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I've wanted to go to Weeki Watchee forever..I remember reading about the mermaid shows in Life Magazine when I was just a little girl (I told you it was forever!)....we are going to try to get that way when we leave here in June. If we get away on time. Thanks for the pictures!!!

Jannibele said...

Ha-ha:) Next time you'll be the mermaid. Lovely mosaic. Thanks for your nice comment on my post.

Jill said...

Weeki Wachee looks like a lot of fun!!

Linda M. said...

Hi Diane, Thanks for sharing your mermaid show and thanks for your visit and comment. Have a wonderful week. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Laurie Ritchey said...

Diane, this looks beautiful! I'd love to be able to see this show. That Manatee looks so cute with your face!! laurie

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I always wanted to see this show as I've heard so much about it since my childhood. Unfortunately, we never were able to see it on our past trips to Floriada...but hopefully someday I will!

Keep enjoyig all your happy adventures!

Cameron said...

My daughter....and, well, me too....would be enthralled! Looks incredible!

Gaby Bee said...

How cool is that! It looks like an amazing show! I wish I lived closer!

Greetings from Germany
Gaby

Terri said...

Oh my grands would love to see that!

Laurie Mcknight said...

I would love to see this,

Pondside said...

That must have been a lot of fun! I can imagine it must be a wonderful place to take a special little girl.

Debbiedoo's said...

Well you make a cute manatee too:) Looks like great fun!

ImSoVintage said...

Looks like fun. :)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I am sure that you all enjoyed yourselves very much and you make a very cute Manatee!

Diane Writes said...

Hi namemate! I think I saw this featured in a cable channel. You are so fortunate to personally experienced it. I wonder how hard they trained to achieved that elegant and synchronized swim :)

Thank you for forever linking up :) Wishing you a great week ahead!

Unknown Mami said...

I love the whole post, but you really cracked me up with the opening.

Linda Walker said...

LOL, I must say you are a lovely manatee. Wow, the mermaid show is amazing! You are lucky to be in an area where there is so much to do and see!
Thanks,
Linda
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