Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Melting Dots

Remember playing Dot to Dot as a kid? I think every Christmas Santa brought me a Dot to Dot puzzle book. They were great fun. Still talking dots, fast forward to WeekiWachee Springs, a unique water park, in Springhill right off Highway 19. We took J- there many times to enjoy the aspects of this waterpark like Buccaneer Bay, the Lazy River, the large waterslide and much more. Why am I going here? Well, it was the first place that I ever saw Dots.  Dippin' Dots that is. Ice cream in the form of little colored dots. J- loved them. Me? I'm a big Dairy Queen guy. A soft ice cream lover for sure. Taking a walk yesterday, I came across this walkway covered with dots. Not ice cream, but some ice melting product in little dots scattered to melt what the freezing rain, of the night before, had brought us. They caught my eye and took me back to waterpark fun.
Ice. Fun. Sun.
Together again.
Visiting WeekiWachee Springs was always a fun day.
By the way, they have live mermaids swimming in a huge tank.
You can watch them in the underwater theater.
So forget the dipping' dots.
Bring on the mermaids! 

18 comments:

  1. So THAT'S where you would disappear to!!

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  2. i thought of dippin' dots, too. 'the future of ice cream' that never really caught on (thankfully).

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  3. Never heard of Dippin' Dots but I did like those connect the dots books!

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  4. Never heard of them either. This looks a bit like the stuff that you would use a spoon and needle with. Not that I've ever tried it..

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  5. Your mind sure wanders about...I like that! Have you been to Weeki Wachi lately? We were there a couple of years ago and found it's rather beat up and worn down and not very attractive and open only at certain times. In fact, it looked so tacky, we didn't bother going in. Kinda sad, really.

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  6. Dipping Dots....pointillism for your mouth. Seurat would love them.

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  7. Loved those dot to dots...Today I'm hooked on the Jumbles in the Portland Press Herald, kind of the same fun when the image comes together. There is a great café called Dot's on route 1, just south of Lincolnville Beach. You all & Sharon all & me all should meet up there one day. They have these cool white dots in the windows, nice food, nice space.

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  8. I haven't heard of Dippin' Dots either. You probably shouldn't have admitted the mermaids thing... Elenka's onto you.

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  9. Weeki Wachee…memories of my childhood before Disney took over. It's sad really.

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  10. I'm still trying to connect the dots. . . :-)

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  11. Dippin Dots? I don't think they ever made it to Northern California. Or, maybe I just had one of those childhoods deprived of Important Stuff. But I did have an Itsit, a wonderful San Francisco contribution to ice cream heaven. Two fresh oatmeal cookies with vanilla ice cream sandwiched in between, then a dip in chocolate. Freeze it all and sell it as a trip to Nirvana.

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  12. WeekiWachee Springs? Floreeda? Yo! You're going to love it.

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  13. Yess!! Bring them on!!

    Re your question on my post - The skywalk has 4 exits leading to 4 different routes.

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  14. you may have gone dotty! LOL


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    <3

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  15. I agree, dippin dots are good in theory but give me a good soft serve icecream any day!

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