Sunday, March 05, 2006

This Weekend I Officially Fell in Love....

with St. Augustine. I want to move there. Seriously. I realized that Orlando is the reason I'm sick of Florida - I'm not sick of the state, I'm sick of Orlando. I don't have to leave, I just have to move to a coastal town in North Florida - then I'll love Florida again. Pity there are no jobs there.

I've been to St. Augustine at least a half dozen times, maybe a dozen, they blur together, over the last 25 years. I don't know what was different about this trip - maybe because I wasn't traveling with kids, maybe because I got to get up early and walk around by myself this morning, but I could definitely live there. It has a fair-sized tourist element, for sure, but it's not totally given over to t-shirt shops and schlockiness or timeshares. And I remember how nice it is to live someplace you can WALK and get a cup of coffee. I walked my feet off this weekend and loved it. I miss walking.

I'll upload a few photos now and fill in more details later. The walking and sunshine have taken it out of me. I'm gonna curl up and veg.

2 comments:

Janet said...

I'm glad you're still posting, Lent or no. To be honest, I enjoy your writing more than some who live off their blog. Just sayin'. ;-)

Catherine said...

Oh, you're so sweet - if I could find another 20,000 like you I could quit my job and become a professional blogger in St. Augustine. Hmmm, now that sounds like a job worth working toward!