from my state – literally and figuratively – and other places. i'm not in florida any more, but i haven't given up the sunshine.

9.08.2005

away we go

when monday is tuesday and thursday is friday ... that's a three day week, just the way i like it. i'm on my way to north florida - despite the hurricane a brewin' off the coast - to the place where florida was first settled.

when the spanish set out to colonize this little piece of land, don pedro menendez de aviles came ashore on the feast day of st. augustine, 1565. he founded st. augustine 42 years before the english set up camp in jamestown and 55 years before the pilgrims hit plymouth. so, it's the oldest permanent european settlement on this continent. a quaint little town, still.

happy friday everyone.

1 Comments:

Blogger Amanda said...

Have fun Betsy!! Is your trip for work or play? i wish i could scoot over there and see ya.

9/09/2005 09:25:00 AM

 

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