Monday, December 24, 2012

A Trip To Tarpon Springs

Our Christmas treat was to visit my parents.  
While we were there we went on a day trip to Tarpon Springs, Florida.  
In Tarpon Springs they harvest sea sponges.
Besides shopping for natural sponges and other tourist items, Tarpon Springs offers tour boat trips.
 Tarpon Springs has a large Greek community with wonderful food and the beautiful 

St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

 This is a statue of Saint Nicholas with the cross.  
The Greek Community in Tarpon Springs hosts one of our nation's largest Epiphany celebrations with the annual diving for the cross celebration and many other activities.  To learn more about this amazing celebration visit this site: http://www.epiphanycity.org/
All photo credits go to my father.  <3