It only took us one night at the campground to realize that we had overlooked something very vital to our survival, bug repellent. The rains had come early this year and the mosquitoes were terrible. They particularly liked Blaze, so he was miserable and therefore I was also miserable. Tuesday, we left camp to buy bug spray and go see someplace we had never visited before.
Tarpon Springs, Florida, is located near the Gulf of Mexico, on Whitcomb Bayou, in an area where many sponges grow. Greek sponge divers were attracted to the area and the sponge docks are now a major tourist attraction. There are many authentic Greek restaurants in the area, along with some wonderful Greek bakeries.
I think this was probably the most talented 13 year old I have ever seen. He played drums and harmonica, and his dad said he was learning guitar.
Blaze's new Greek Fisherman's cap, which he wanted because his big sister has one.
After a brief stop at the camping section of Walmart, we returned to camp prepared for happy hikes through the bug infested wetlands of central Florida.