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Published: February 14th 2017
Sunday was a beautiful day in Florida. It dawned bright and sunny and the temperature continued to climb. It was 82 degrees in the height of the afternoon and the beach was calling. I did spend some time watching the waves and snapping the birds. I had happy hour with a friend from PA that is in my campground for one night. I was just wondering what to have for dinner when one of my neighbors came around the corner and handed me a plate full of fish fillets already cooked and steaming hot. Her husband caught the fish earlier and they handed them out to the neighbors. It was delicious..
Monday started with a walk on the beach, it's getting to be a routine now. Watson drags me out the door and heads for the gate at the end of the road. He walked into the water with me then ran back and rolled in the sand. He was a dirt bag. We met a couple walking their 2 long hair doxies, really cute, both very nice dogs.There seem to be a lot of doxie down here this year. Picture
I had lunch and visited
with a woman who wanted to look inside my unit. She and her husband have one similar to mine and also a class A motorhome, a bus. They are from Ontario and have the class A here.
In the afternoon I went up to St Augustine to take Shannon out for dinner because it was her birthday. She gave me the $10.00 tour of campus and parts of town then we went to Harry's for dinner. We saw the outside of Memorial Presbyterian Church but couldn't get in because they closed early. Pictures
Then we went to the Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine and were able to get in for about 20 min before they closed. It is an incredible structure with spectacular stained glass windows and gorgeous paintings. Pictures
Then on to Flagler College where we were able to go into the cafeteria to see the unbelievable paintings on the walls, stained glass windows, and light fixtures. The tables and chairs fit the decor. Solid wood and the chairs are carved. Picture.
I just can't express the opulence with which the estate was constructed. There was no expense spared. The school was the home of
Henry Flagler who an American industrialist and founder of Standard Oil. He was also a key figure in the development of the Florida East Coast Railway. He is known as the father of Miami and Palm Beach. His net worth was thought to be $60 million at the time of his death in 1913.
It makes a perfect school and they are beautifully maintaining the property.
We walked through part of old St Augustine with shops and restaurants then headed for the bay and walked along there til we came to Henry's where we had a delicious dinner outside in the garden. There was an old stone wall about 8 ft high marking the boundary and it was covered with vines with small trees and shrubs in front. Lights over top formed a roof which made it cozy and welcoming. Picture
I headed home about 7:30 where Watson was happy to see me. We walked a little and I got a good look at the stars for the first time because of the full moon, it had not risen yet.
It was another good day in Florida.
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