My husband and I have returned from St. Augustine, where we stayed in a lovely B & B called Casa de la Paz. We stayed in the Christopher Columbus room, which was small, but comfortable. Every morning, we made it to breakfast, where we met people from up north mostly, but also a family from Venezuela. My husband likes meeting new people at breakfast more than I do – I guess that only my first period students know that I am not a morning person. Especially with the added “pop quiz” aspect of speaking Spanish. 😉
We visited the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum, ate at the Columbia (and other restaurants), and went and saw the ocean. Of course, we went to the Castillo de San Marcos, and visited Flagler College. It was hard to spot college students, though! I didn’t really buy a whole lot of souvenirs, mainly postcards.
Of course, I did make my husband go with me to the Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche, where I bought some Catholic items like medals, prayer cards, and books (four of the lives of the saints for children, and one of the Virgin of Guadalupe story). I was disappointed that there were no good coloring books, but it was a great shop on the whole.
By the way, in case you are wondering, I am NOT Catholic. But it is fun to visit these places because it gives my husband a chance to rant. I think that he was actually disappointed that there was no reliquary claiming to hold a drop of milk from the Virgin Mary’s breast. The name of the shrine refers to Mary as a patroness of motherhood, I think.
While checking into WordPress with the idea of making a blog entry on the road, I came across a new interface that allows one to import all blog entries from Blogger into my present WordPress blog. Of course, I spent hours doing just that with my It’s All About The Food! blog, as well as my two NaNoWriMo blog records. So those can now be read here – thereby confusing many readers with my novel pseudonyms.
I am working on transferring my Diaryland blog, but that will take a while. I found no way to keep the original dates by directly copying the entries into WordPress, so I am having to copy them into Blogger first. Then, I will transfer them here. I have already done 9 entries from February of 2003. As if I don’t have enough to do!