On Sunday we found the Challenger Learning Center and watched the IMAX presentation of the National Parks. We've been to so many of these treasures and it inspired us to want to return to some of our favorites again next year.
That night we had our supper at the rally and were then entertained by a very good comedian. All clean humor and very interesting. Left Brain left early to go catch Madam Secretary and I stayed to finish out his show.
On Monday I went to the community center just three minutes down the road to play pickleball from 10:00 - 1:30. Finally! I got to smash the ball around for a while and meet some more pickle folk.
That evening we walked over for our supper and watch the Malt Shop Memories perform songs from the Fifties. Most of them were the early Fifties and I wasn't familiar with them, being so much younger than Left Brain. But the best part was that he won the 100' collapsible hose he had admired in that night's drawings. He's a happy man now.
On Tuesday we went to see the Wakulla Springs Lodge and State Park.
They have a swimming area with a concrete deck you can go up and jump off into the water.
This is one of the world's largest and deepest freshwater springs. We signed up to do the boat tour as soon as we got there and were able to see lots of birds and gators.
On the boat tour we learned that The Creature From the Black Lagoon was filmed here as well as many of the scenes from Tarzan. Portions of Airplane 77 were also filmed in this location. Okay, only my more "seasoned" readers will remember these film hits.
After the tour we went into the 1937 Wakulla Springs Lodge for some lunch and sat at one of the worlds longest marble counters.
The lodge lobby has intricately painted 10 foot ceilings, a massive fireplace and a grand piano.
After returning home we packed up the chairs and Left Brain hooked on the car for an early get away in the morning. As you can see, our lot filled up and it may be a bit of a traffic nightmare exiting tomorrow.
Tonight we'll walk up for the Papa John's pizza supper and see if we win any of the grand prizes.
There is no internet at our next stay, so unless our friends have some, I'm not sure how much posting I'll be capable of doing. So if you don't hear from me for a while, that would be why.
Long Live the Queen