MiniMe informed me today that her class is taking a field trip to Silver Springs. I was surprised to hear they were going on a field trip that is so far away from school, but also very pleased that they were visiting one of Florida's first "theme parks."
I said to MiniMe, "you know Silver Springs was one of the very first theme park attractions to open in Florida."
I know, she replies. I've been on the glass bottom boats and we get to go on the boats again for our field trip. And they filmed the movie Creature from the Black Lagoon there.
"That's right," I answered surprised.
They also filmed some of the movie Hoot there. Remember, I read the book.
"I did not know that," I answered.
So proud I am of my little Florida girl for knowing so much about one of our state's treasures. You can learn more about the history of this little gem here.