Sat Jan 26, 2013
First Stop Kingsley Plantation
We spent the night in last night and had a good rest, watched Downton Abbey on dvd and then watched yet one more episode. I think I’m getting addicted to this show. We jumped on over to Lowe’s and became a courteous customer and took advantage of their free WiFi via the parking lot. Planed our day for today and we are just having supper and kicking back passing time until we visit Catty Shake tonight.
We started the day arriving at the Kingsley Plantation that faces the Fort George River and was owned by Zephaniah Kingsley. The main cash crop was sea cotton however this plantation also harvested sugar cane. Most of the buildings are very fragile made of Tabby construction.
Tabby construction material was made of boiling oyster shells, water, sand and lime
All the slave quarters had chimneys
We found many names cared into the tabby walls
These are not African names that I can see
After this we found ourselves beachcombing the shores of Jacksonville Beach
I found a sharks tooth
And a nice lady gave me a bag of shells
We visited two museums, and took an adventure and drove to the beach museum.
We are heading to Catty Shack Ranch to feed the tigers and lions and to watch the show
I’ll be back later to upload a few of those picture for you to see and then on Skype at 9pm Eastern time as grandma.c6 come out and chat with me on skype
Back from Catty Shack
This is close enough for me
Tonight we are headed to St. Augustine to visit a few spots like, a museum called Pirate & Treasure, and The Old Jail for a Ghost Hunt, then take the Old town Trolley’s Ghosts & Gravestones Tour, a shop named Fine Spices, Teas & Accessories, then last I’d like to spend part of the evening in an old bar called Scarlett O’Haras. This might take a day and a half to complete.
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