Just a quick photo for Annie again. Here’s a place that is dear to her heart! And I remember it, too. She told me over the weekend that her Dad had worked here and that her and her sisters knew the place like the back of their hands. It is still beautiful and a strong reminder of “old” Florida and of postcards and pink flamingos. To be honest, it is a little like stepping back in time and so worth the stop to see.
This is what I remember most about Silver Springs—the glass-bottom boats. I talked with my Dad the other night and he went back over the memory of the trip we took when I was a child. He was so amazed at this place—the place where Sea Hunt (one of his favorite TV shows, back then) was filmed. In fact 80 plus movies were filmed at Silver Springs including a James Bond movie and all the first Tarzan movies.
And it is hard to imagine that the floor of this spring is about 55 feet deep. I kept thinking how easy it would be to dive straight down and touch the bottom.