Have you ever had a place in your mind that was so exotic, so wonderful, so otherworldly that you couldn’t imagine ever being able to see it in person? Perhaps as a child you were thumbing through a magazine, watching a television program or even surfing the internet when suddenly, there it was! That place that couldn’t possibly exist in real life, that place that captured your imagination so completely that you never forgot it. That place that in your wildest dreams you’d never actually see in real life.
For me, that place was Weeki Wachee Springs Florida.
I have to admit, I’ve never given much thought to the sponges in my life. Tarpon Springs Florida, however devotes a great deal of thought to sponges. So much in fact that the town’s very existence depends on the boneless beauties.
I love exploring new places, seeing things I’ve never seen before, being surprised. However, sometimes the anticipation of driving a new road while riding in a giant box which is towing behind it a smaller box, makes me nervous. Especially when there is an unexpected deviation in the roadway. In this case, a tunnel…
Sometimes the hardest part of traveling is finding a place to stay.
When planning trips we decide only on a general direction. The challenge then becomes where to stay, how long to stay there and hope there is an available place TO stay. Other criteria, which must also be met, makes finding a place even harder.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sailaway from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain