Reflection Paper About Weeki Wachee

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REFLECTION ESSAY 2 Introduction In the following essay I intend to elaborate on the five main themes of geography as they relate to Weeki Wachee, Fl. “The geology of Florida makes Weeki Wachee a unique playground. The state is a patchwork of springs that discharge fresh water from underground aquifers” (Ayers & Matson, 2010). Ultimately, I plan to describe not only the changes the area has gone through, but the impact these changes has had on the community. General Overview Although, Hernando County consists of many small towns with an insurmountable amount of history the following essay is about Weeki Wachee, which is 4.4 miles north of Spring Hill, Fl., my current residence. Weeki Wachee is located adjacent to both the gulf and natural springs and the coastal feel is definitely apparent. Moreover, Weeki Wachee Springs is a one of kind attraction along with its Mermaid shows and boat rides it also offers access to their spring fed waterpark. “Weeki Wachee is an enchanted spring the only one of its kind in the world and is one of Florida’s oldest and unique roadside attractions” (Wachee, n.d.). Region Relevance Weeki Wachee is definitely considered rural in comparison to nearby cities such as Tampa, yet it is popular amongst Northerners. With half acre to acre lots as the standard,…show more content…
However, the one thing that has been constant is the tranquility and purity of the natural springs of Weeki Wachee. With its stable waters temperatures of 74 degrees year round, this landmark is a staple to this community and incomparable to any other place. “Weeki Wachee is a theatre built into a natural spring allowing audiences to walk into an underwater world without getting wet. With today’s environmental laws, there will probably never be another place like it” (Ayers & Matson,

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