Monday, April 29, 2013

Sunset Cruise

On our last night in St. Augustine, we took a sunset cruise on a schooner.  It was such a peaceful, quiet, relaxing time out on the water.

Mike got to be part of the crew as we began our trip…DSC07668DSC07674DSC07677DSC07680DSC07687

On our back to the dock, we even got to see the moon rising.DSC07693

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Thursday in St. Augustine

Just wanted to show you our breakfast…DSC07658another wonderful meal at the B&B.

We went to the World Golf Hall of Fame and spend a morning enjoying lots of memorabilia from the world of golf.DSC07659DSC07661DSC07663DSC07665

We had a snack of tacos before seeing more of St. Augustine.DSC07666

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Fort and Lighthouse

We had another great day in St. Augustine.  We started off at the Castillo de San Marcos which was a fort protecting St. Augustine from 1695 through the end of WWII. At one time or another though out the history of the fort, it was occupied by Spain, France, Britain and the US.


Then we rode the trolley to The Fountain of Youth…it didn’t work for us!DSC07628

This is a picture of Magnolia Lane, which is deemed by National Geographic as one of the most beautiful streets in America.DSC07629

We went to the Cathedral Basilica and then to the statue of Ponce de Leon.


We ate lunch at Columbia and our meals were Spanish foods…not sure what is was but it was very good.


Later in the day, we drove Anastasia Island where we went to the lighthouse…


There were 219 steps to the top of the lighthouse…luckily there several landings along the way!


We then drove to the beach…


Another great day! Did you notice any photo bombing?


We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Flagler College.


The college is liberal-arts school that began in 1968 as a all-women's school and then became co-ed in 1971 and became accredited in 1973.  It was named for Henry Flagler who had built the original building as the Ponce de Leon Hotel.


Flagler was an industrialist who, along with John D. Rockefeller, founded Standard Oil.  The hotel was built in 18 months with crews of men working around the clock.  Since the hotel catered to the wealthy from the north, it was only open 5 months out of the year.  Money was no concern when building the hotel and there are Tiffany windows throughout, beautiful works of art in every room, marble and onyx statues, and if something looks gold, it is golf-leaf.


We had fish and chips in a wonderful British pub.IMG_1303

Later, we took a stroll in Old Town and had some ice cream for dessert.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Day of Learning

As we sat on the balcony of the B&B where we are staying, this is part of the view that we had.



After a wonderful breakfast, we were ready to head out to see Saint Augustine.


We began by riding on the trolley and learning so much from the driver.  We stopped at several sites…the Presbyterian Church that Henry Flagler had built as a memorial to his daughter who had died.  The magnificent structure was built in less than a year!


This is just one of the entrances to the church.  There is a mosaic floor and hand carved pews from mahogany. There is also  a mausoleum where Mr. Flagler, his 1st wife and his daughter are buried.

Here is Mike being photographer!


More to come in the morning!

Monday, April 22, 2013

A Day of Eating

Last night  we went to the Aggie Muster in Atlanta and had a great time meeting new friends…old and young.

Today we have eaten!  Breakfast was at the hotel and then lunch was at a bar-b-que place…IMG_1282


Supper was pizza…IMG_1285

We did stop at the Florida welcome center and had some orange juice.


Saturday, April 20, 2013


T and his best friend played soccer against each other this morning.  Boys were being boys and it was hard for me to get a good picture on my phone!

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This afternoon we were outside and heard a helicopter near by so we hopped in the car to go see it.  The guy was sitting on a platform outside the chopper working on high-voltage wire.  Wow!2013-04-20 007He was good but the pilot was even better!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Spring is all and well in East Tennessee but rain and cooler temps are on their way!

Here is some of the beauty in back yard…other trees and flowers are past their prime.2013-04-09 001

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The dogwood is just now beginning to put out some leaves.2013-04-09 004

In spite of the high pollen count, I took advantage of the gorgeous day and hung out some sheets!2013-04-09 002

Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter Pictures

Here are pictures of our families in Texas and Tennessee at Easter.

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