Episode 25 – Road Trip FL 19 Spring Hill to Tarpon Springs

A little fishing and sponging town in western Florida, Tarpon Springs has a lot of visually interesting things.

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What’s up this week?

This week we are visiting the hometown of our host, Christina! Hear all about her old stomping ground and get some old Florida experiences. Florida has an amazing history and this road trip series dives into the best of old Florida.

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Manatees found in Homosassa Springs
Photo by Maegan Luckiesh on Unsplash

Product and Locations Mentions

  1. Homosassa State Park – Visit with manatees and see Florida’s wild side!
  2. Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park – Visit a real sugar plantation dripping with Florida history.
  3. Weeki Wachee – Old Florida at its best. Where else can you see live mermaids and birds of pray with a water park just a few paces away. Rent a Kayak and take a cruise down the Weeki Wachee River.
  4. Pepto Bismal Pink Dinosaur – YES!  It’s real!
  5. Nature Coast Botanical Garden -Get away from it all while remaining right in the middle of it all. You will want a Tour request form to get the best experience.
  6. Hudson, FL – This unexpected small beach town will charm you. You should definitely experience fishing on the Gulf of Mexico with Hudson Charter Co.
  7. Howard Park – Find out why, if your friend jumps off the bridge, you might want to read the sign.
  8. Tarpon Springs – Engrossed in rich, Greek history, Tarpon Springs is known as the sponge capital of the world.
  9. Sponge Docks – Sponge shops, Greek food, and shops galore, the Sponge Docks are a top visit for Florida.
  10. Safford House – Get a little history in on this road trip with this little secret.
  11. Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral – Experience prayer hour and get completely immersed in the experience.
  12. Dolphin adventure, sunset, cruise, and Island sightseeing cruises – Dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, and sunsets! Name something better.
  13. Tarpon Historic District – There is more to Tarpon Springs than just Greek food!

Weekie Wachee, Tarpon Sponge Docks and Homosassa Springs Day Trip

Pink Dinosaur in Spring Hill florida

Homeschool moment of the week…

We always learn something when we travel.  Here is the inside scoop on Tarpon Springs and its deep and rich Greek history.

Florida Product of the Week

This week’s product sounds like the perfect road trip snack. Grimaldi Candy Company has been offering the finest gourmet chocolates in the country including our famous and the original “Chips ‘N Chocolate” chocolate-covered potato chips. They also offer chocolate-covered citrus strips. Order online at Grimaldicandies.com or if you visit one of their Space Coast locations, you can get a tour.

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