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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

GASPARILLA CONTINUES WITH MERMAID FEST!


THIS IS NEW TO ME.....

      THE FLORIDA AQUARIUM IS HOSTING

MERMAID FEST

Wear your best mermaid (or "mer-man") costume and head to the Florida Aquarium in Tampa. Pirates are welcome, too!


At this festival, the Florida Aquarium will be promoting awareness of ocean habitat conservation.
It's a really cool place to visit!

At the Mermaid Fest,
there will be performances by the Weeki Wachee Mermaids.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with WW...
There's a spring, north of Tampa, called Weeki Wachee.  It's one of the most beautiful springs in Florida...about an hour up the road from where I live!!! Since the 1960s, "mermaids" have been enticing travelers to come watch them swim in this spring. (I'll share more about this wonderful state park in another post.)

(When we were young, Leigh of "Tales from Bloggeritaville" and I dreamed of being one of these mermaids! Alas...we're both too old, today. But we're still mermaids in our hearts!)

So...all you mermaids out there in blog land, and all you pirates, come continue the celebration of Gasparilla with us.

This is my dining room table...all decked out for Gasparilla.

Beads, treasure chests, doubloons, feathers in antique silver pitcher, pirates and more...

GET YOUR GASPARILLA ON!!!
The party lasts all month!

I'm posting with Outdoor Wednesday 

5 comments:

Kaybe said...

That looks like so much fun & I am a sucker for a mermaid costume. BTW - my mom was accepted into the Weeki Wachee mermaid school back in 1956. She was always a swimmer & an Esther Williams fan but her dad wasn't having any of it & made her quit. Reason = only hussies are mermaids. We've come along way baby.

Loui♥ said...

This mermaid would love to be in attendance..
looks like such a fun time!
instead, I'll be out here in Denver..watching the snow fall..they've forecast a foot or more here in the city..needless to say..i wont be going anywhere!!
thanks for sharing!!
warmest hugs..
Loui♥

mermaid gallery said...

mermaids are everywhere!!!looks like fun to me.....

jmac said...

Would you please dress up in your mermaid costume and post a pic here for us all to admire??? Now, THAT would get me to the festival!!! Good Times!!

becky said...

Oh, man...you're living in bead heaven, Jane! I remember the Weeki Wachee mermaids...yes, do what jmac said~~~dress up in your mermaid costume and post a picture for us!