Weeki Wachee Springs Blows Up

The day after we visited Weeki Wachee Springs the park blew up. The New York Times published a six-page writeup about the spot where 24 hours earlier nine friends and I had drank beers and bobbed in the 72-degree water. Suddenly the river where I spent my childhood summers was on Slate and Jezebel. My Twitter feed became clogged with links about mermaids.

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