Flagler College – St. Augustine Part Two

One of the highly recommended tours in St. Augustine is the student led one at Flagler College, former home of Henry Flagler’s opulent Ponce de Leon Hotel. This amazing building of the Gilded Age became a world renown hotel. The Ponce de Leon was so exclusive that guests were required to book 3-4 months consecutively, … Continue reading Flagler College – St. Augustine Part Two

Better the Second Time – St. Augustine

We had visited St. Augustine, FL some five years ago in March and found the town packed with visitors, so much so that we left early and ventured to other areas of Florida. During our second visit which was this month, we could not have had better weather and much smaller crowds. Don’t get me … Continue reading Better the Second Time – St. Augustine

Piddlin’ Around on the Gulf Coast

Allan and Ann, our friends who live in Venice, Florida, invited us to visit them again before we left Florida. We thoroughly enjoy their company so we returned to see them and to explore some other great places in the area. One of the first places that we went was the new Atlanta Braves spring … Continue reading Piddlin’ Around on the Gulf Coast

The Winter that Never Arrived

The “winter season” in Florida is drawing to a close and many “snow birds” are packing up and leaving the state. The weather has been wonderful with sunny days that usually produced daytime highs in the 70s or 80s. We said goodbye to our spot in the Florida Escapees campground in Wauchula and have started … Continue reading The Winter that Never Arrived