Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tarpon Springs

Saturday we decided that we would go to Tarpon Springs Aquarium. I had a coupon for it so it was really cheap to go see alligators, sharks, snakes, fish and little octopuses. There was a big fish that looked like a rock but was called a jewfish (which later got renamed Goliath Grouper). It is the top right piture if you can see it. JD was so cute. We could pet the crabs, turtles and puffer fish but he was a little hesitant since he thought the crabs were mean! We didn't realize the HUGE Greek influence in Tarpon Springs. It was some food fest when we visited so there was live music great food and tons of people. Tarpon Springs is the Sponge Capital of the World. So there were lots of sponges for sale as well as Greek food. I guess in the early 1900's experienced Greek divers (500+) came over to harvest the sponges so there were Greek restaurants everywhere. Very fun and relaxing. We love exploring Florida!
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