The Carousel’s New home

The Carousel’s new home and new look!  (Click on the link above to view story and photos) North Fort Myers is the new home for the antique carousel that was part of Saint Augustine, Florida’s history for the past 25 years at Davenport Park.  After three months of refurbishing and repainting The Merry-Go-Round; the new…

Memories of The Carousel

It lasted 25 years…  The Carousel at Davenport Park in downtown Saint Augustine, Florida.  Just over a week ago many many people came to participate/witness the last rides taken on the Carousel, before it’s retirement & journey home to Port Charlotte, Florida.  An article in the local newspaper stated the owner wished before his passing,…

Decoration Day…

Memorial Day, was originally called Decoration Day, a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America.  As a child I remember my Grandparents calling Memorial Day, Decoration Day.    I asked; “Why is today called Decoration Day? “, it was explained to me, this is the day…

Temporary Bridge

The late 1990s, city government officials realized the bridge was now becoming faulty and the bridge was in need of a complete over haul. A restoration plan was put in to place,  The  temporary bridge was construction in order to keep traffic moving across the bay while the Bridge was repaired and restored.  The project…

Bridge Of Lions

The Bridge of Lions, connects downtown St. Augustine to Anastasia Island. A few photos I have taken while waiting in traffic for The Bridge of Lions to go up or down,  The bridge is a double-leaf bascule bridge, which allows commercial and recreational boats to pass through the waterways. St. Augustine’s beautiful Bridge of Lions,…

Celebrate Women’s Dive Day on diveLive!

diveLIVE is a free, twice-daily, interactive, expert-hosted marine safari broadcast via the internet LIVE from under the ocean. (Update diveLive is no longer live, but you can view past shows on diveLive’s YouTube channel.) In 55 feet of water off Grand Cayman Island. Is this magnificent mermaid statue named Amphitrite.  In Greek mythology, Amphitrite was…

Castillo de San Marcos

The Castillo de San Marcos offers FREE admission on the weekends surrounding National Park Week… Saturdays–Sundays, April 15, 16, 22, and 23, 2017…. 8:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Last entry is at 4:45 p.m. Located on the Bayfront in Historic Downtown St. Augustine. Please call (904) 829-6506 for more details. The first coquina stones were laid in 1672….

Easter in St. Augustine

There is lots to do in St. Augustine, leading up to and including all day Easter Sunday…  I have included just a few.  You can find most of the activities planned for Easter at OldestCityEaster.org. BLESSING OF THE FLEET… Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017, 12:00 noon at St. Augustine Municipal Marina… Blessing of the Fleet in St….

Washington Oaks Gardens State Park

The gardens are a beautiful part of this park, located in Flagler County, Florida   Washington Oaks also offers shoreline on the Atlantic oceanside and the Matanzas River.  The property was once owned by a distant relative of President George Washington. Louise and Owen Young who purchased the land in 1936 established the gardens and…

Bing’s Landing County Park

While on a picnic one day at one of the many public parks, I was sitting with my camera close by and to my left this guy was sitting in the crook of a tree. He went on about his business, looking for edibles that appealed to him.  He barely even noticed I was there….

Betty Steflik Memorial Preserve

Flagler Beach one of the small beach communities, plenty to do there, beautiful beaches, surfing, fishing, restaurants, hiking trails, several parks and recreation areas there, and close by. Who is Betty Steflik?  Since I enjoyed the preserve that was set aside as a memorial for Betty, the least I could do is find out who…

Fort Matanzas National Monument

Fort Matanzas is one of my favorite parks, Located right off the A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway.  As you enter the park you will notice a few picnic tables under the oak hammock. This park has a small trail to explore only about a half a mile, well worth it, at the end the views are…