Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River, is a gem amongst Florida’s lovely natural springs. If you have followed the news lately surrounding the springs, some more restrictions reducing the number of in-water visitors are going to be implemented. Although remember, the nice boardwalk will continue to be open for above water viewing. I just pray the natural, magical beauty that is the essence of Florida’s jeweled freshwater springs, remains intact. Luckily, manatees can still be viewed from kayaks and in-water at a number of other spring sites around King’s Bay, including just out front of Three Sisters Springs.
Reminiscing on all the magical times I and my friends have had at Three Sisters Springs, this memory of my friend Meredith and her dog Benson, is one of the happiest and most poignant.
A number of weeks ago, in a situation hard to understand, Benson succumbed to a venomous snake bite even while receiving the best veterinary care. The poison was too strong. It is my belief he died a hero! Benson was always looking after my dear friend Meredith and I’m sure he was tackling the snake to make it safe for her!
Meredith wants Benson’s memory to live on. I was very pleased to learn a photograph I took of Benson with Meredith while kayaking is among photographs right at the entryway of the new Crystal River Visitor’s Center on Suncoast Blvd.
Here’s the first set of images greeting everyone. Besides the photograph of Benson and Meredith, I also took the one of Meredith smiling underwater with the curious manatee and the five-generations of family fishing the flats.
So go smile at Benson, help his wonderful memory live on and learn about the fantastic things to do and see in Citrus County! Here’s the new address:
Citrus County Visitor and Conventions Bureau
915 N. Suncoast Blvd
Crystal River, FL 34429
PS – I’m using the WordPress Mobile App for this entire post. Finally, I got the strange “parser error” sorted out. I’ll be able to update everyone more frequently now with the mobile app! I hope everything looks OK!