Sunday, November 02, 2008

New Era

Tommy Ervin, park manager, and two mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida


On November 1st, Weeki Wachee Springs became a Florida state park. Here, Tommy Ervin, inaugural park manager, and two current mermaids take part in a weekend jazz fest held at the park.

I wish Mr. Ervin all the best in his future efforts and look forward to visiting Weeki Wachee for decades to come.

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11 comments:

Shea said...

I love mermaids.

Condo Blues said...

This is so exciting! I love kitsch and wanted to visit the mermaids since I first read about it on Roadside America. i knew they were having financial problems over the years and almost closed a couple of times. Now the Kitsch is here to stay!

otilius said...

well, "Condo Blues", I hope you mean that in some positive way, using such a negative word to describe truly amazing performers.

storybeader said...

what a lucky Mr. Ervin - working with mermaids in Florida.

yellowdog granny said...

hahahah...what a great expression...he's got that what? me?...and mermaids...? hot damn

tahtimbo said...

Okay, where do I sign up for that job?

The Hawg! said...

Yay for the mermaids! Hot dog!

How do they walk around in those costumes?

otilius said...

Hawg, when on land, mermaids get carried around a lot...or drive around on a golf cart (pictured).

Clark said...

I visited Weeki Wachee with my in-laws 20 years ago. It was a bit run down then. I'm glad to see the state of Florida has taken it over and spruced the place up a bit. A little bit of socialism never hurt anybody. ;)

Blog Tactic said...

Loves the mermaid on the right

unrulytravller said...

mermaids are awesome, that dude has a pretty sweet job. And state parks are awesome too. Way to go Florida. Oh, and good job on choosing Obama too.