When I was young, I dreamed of sailing on a Windjammer Barefoot Cruise, those tall sailing ships that cruised around the Caribbean in the 1980’s. My parents were not the sailing or even boating type, so it wasn’t an inherited gene. I’m not sure whether it was because I always wanted to be a pirate and it was at the time, the modern equivalent to a pirate ship, or because the idea of hanging out on ropes, not wearing shoes and letting the wind carry me to places exotic and unknown sounded like the ultimate dream adventure.
St. Augustine is one of those places where the past and present collide. The sound of cannon fire mingles with the ring of a cell phone. You can find yourself drinking between a pirate and a scribe and no one raises an eyebrow. This is one cool place! Check out our best ideas for family fun in the nation’s oldest city.
St. Augustine’s, St. George Street has felt the tread of many souls and soles for that matter. This is the most popular walking destination in the city. We never just breeze past. It’s the secret gardens through the back doors of the shops and little nooks and crannies that make St. George Street one of the most interesting streets in the state of Florida.
Everybody wants to be a pirate- now that the movies have made it so mainstream. And there are places for us-pirate wannabes- so grab your hat & don your boots and check out these top 5 places in America to unleash your inner pirate. Argh!
Dressed as a pirate wench, our guide, Stormy Gail, led us through the back streets of the old city on our walking ghost tour of the old city. I had no idea at the time that this tour would solve a seven-year old mystery….
A Writing Workshop in St. Augustine I had the opportunity to revisit St. Augustine, on Florida’s historic coast, last weekend. My sister, Sandy and I were attending writer Connie Mae Fowler’s workshop in Summer Haven- only a short drive from America’s oldest city, so we thought- too close not to visit again. St. Augustine…