Tuesday, March 24, 2015

FL - St. Augustine - I HAVE Arrived

   

     I arrived at my cousin Chris’s house around 2:30 ish on Friday.  It was so great to see him again!  We figured that it just may have been 47 years since we were together!  We were 12 and 14!  When we saw each other though, it was like we had never been apart!
     He and I and his wife Carol talked and talked and laughed for hours!  Then we all jumped in Chris’s truck and went to Food Truck Friday to get some grub!  Several food trucks were lined up on the lot by a park selling a variety of culinary treats!  It was a blast….and I was absolutely amazed at how wonderful the food was.  We went back to the house and ate and talked some more!


450 year anniversary

Chris and Carol

Surrounded by 'hunks'!

      In the morning, after Chris fixed us a scrumptious breakfast, we all drove into old town St. Augustine!  What a beautiful town!  The architecture was gorgeous!  There is such history there as it is the oldest city in the country!
When this went from a Woolworth's
to a jewelry store, they kept one of the
original doors!!!

There was dancing and chanting in the streets...
Indian Festival Day

The oldest wooden schoolhouse in the
US 

Original brick peaking through

Fabulous designs in the bricks



















     We had a terrific day there.  We even toured a ‘near exact’ replica of a Spanish Galeon (cargo) ship.  The restaurant where we had lunch had trap doors along the window sills that you can throw bread pieces through into the water for the fish and the seagulls!  They actually bring you a basket of bread for that specific purpose…pumpernickel!


The 3 Musketeers...lol

Scary pirate...lol

Cargo area

"Popeye" Chris



Trap door and bread

Seagull making its way to the watery snack

The Galeon cargo ship

























     Chris played his drums for me after we returned!  I have always loved drums and sitting in the room with him was ecstatic for me!  I could feel the vibration of the music through the wall and the floor and even in the air.  It was almost surreal!    I hope I can convince him to play for me again before I leave!

"Man - 0 - War"

"Just one more kiss, then I'll be on my way...promise!"




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