Since the late 1800’s Silver Springs, Florida has been a Mecca for those seeking warm climate from the harsh north and those looking for medicinal remedy in the warm Spring waters. From the 1920’s until Walt Disney showed up, it was the biggest tourist attraction in Florida.
We took a tour on a glass bottom boat. The tours in these vessels have been going on for the last 100 years.
The depth was an average of 25 feet. With the deepest part, where the spring actually begins, 85 feet.
We then walked around the springs
and relaxed in the beauty
I sat with Chief Osceola. He did not call himself a Native American. He called himself a Seminole Warrior. He was responsible for defying the Indian Relocation Act (not Native American Relocation Act) and keeping the Seminole’s fighting the US. Osceola led the war of resistance until September 1837 when he went to a US fort for peace talks. While under a flag of truce he was captured. He died a short time later in captivity.
Of course, we had ice cream. I live by two maxims: Chocolate cures everything, and you must have ice cream every day.
After which Barbara slaved over a hot fire making dinner
For desert, we made s’mores
Does life get any better than this?
Bee seeing ya.