Saturday, December 29, 2007

Florida in pictures

Looking at some of these shots makes me forget, almost, about the 1-day layover in Chicago on the trip out, not to mention the 3rd cancelled flight and unplanned side-trip through Dallas/Fort Worth on the way home last night (without our bags, again; we pick them up tonight in Champaign).

There is some historical content within the photos. We spent Thursday morning walking around the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, an masonry fort constructed in 1672 to defend Spanish claims in the New World. And the B&B where we stayed in St. Augustine dates from 1791.

Click on the tiki bar below to begin the slideshow. Photos by Mark, with our new digital camera. The gorgeous beach photos are toward the end.

This blog's regular subject matter will resume tomorrow, most likely.


  1. Would you know the name of the author of a historical novel about the Huguenots in Florida in the 16th century?

  2. There's one called Mirage by Margaret Evans Price, published in 1955. Seems to be on the topic. Other than that, I don't know.