Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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We've been gone, we nearly always go away over St. Patrick's Day, for 2 reasons.  The first is that about 400,000 to 500,000 people descend on Savannah and the town is packed, can't get into a restaurant anywhere.  And the 2nd reason is that it's an anniversary of ours, we met on this day way back when we were juniors in high school.
This year we went to St. Augustine, Florida and met up with Mac's cousin and his wife.  They'd been on a 10 day Caribbean cruise and then a visit to a number of spring training baseball games.  It was great to see them.
St. Augustine is the oldest continuously inhabited European city in America.  It was founded by the Spanish in 1565.  The English had it for a while and then returned it to the Spanish and the United States bought Florida from them.  Beautiful little city, only about 12,000 full time residents, though it was packed for the St. Patrick's Day weekend.
We talked, we laughed, told old stories and ate way too much.  It was so much fun that later this year we're going to see if we can meet up again and do Memphis.
Me, Kathy and Bill

Castillo de St. Augustine

Government House, one of the older buildings

Casa Blanca our B & B
Breakfast

The View at Breakfast


Mac entertaining folks from our balcony

View from our balcony


After we left Mac's cousin made it to the fountain
of youth, I asked for a bottle, but he said he
needed it all.
Out and about in St. Augustine

7 comments:

  1. Oh, it looks great! Definitely one to repeat. Why do people descend on Savannah? Has it got a large Irish population?

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  2. Same question as Jenny. It looks like a great reunion, and I sure remember that history.

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  4. It looks like you had a lovely few days away with your husband and family. Oh to wear shorts and t-shirt! I have a scarf wrapped around me and I am inside!

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  5. Why do people come to Savannah for St. Patrick's Day? Because the city throws a huge party that lasts for days.
    Here in Georgia if you go to Atlanta people ask what your job is. If you go to Macon people ask where you're from. If you go to Augusta they ask who your people are. But here in Savannah they ask what you like to drink.
    So going away over St. Patrick's Day is always a good idea.

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  6. I wondered where you were! :-). I was in Savannah Sinday (we avoided Monday) and it was a lovely day. Next time I'm there I hope we can meet up. My guy comes with a guitar, too, like yours. Glad you enjoyed St
    Augustine.

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  7. Lovely photos of a beautiful town.
    Sounds like you had a lovely time.

    cheers, parsnip

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