Month: January 2016

St. Augustine and the Lighthouse

Sometimes when traveling, a little treasure presents itself. Standing like a mighty beacon, the St. Augustine Lighthouse was there as we entered the Anastasia State Park in. St. Augustine, Florida. St. Augustine is considered the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement within the borders of the United States. Saint Augustine was founded on September 8, 1565.…

The Blue Highway

You learn more about an area by traveling the roads through it than by reading the map about it.  Traveling down to South Carolina we decided to take the “Blue Highway” through some small towns. Route 501S/301S to 14 to 41S led to a town named Johnsonville where the main trades appear to be Deer,…

What Are Boiled Peanuts?

As we continue on our way south from Maryland, passing through Virginia, and then into North Carolina, signs boasting of the availability of boiled peanuts appear.  Hmmm?  What are these? Boiled peanuts are a traditional southern snack.  These are apparently available in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. In checking the recipes online,…

The Use of Traveling

“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.”  Samuel Johnson The morning air is crisp, 32 degrees, and the skies are clear with the first of the Snow Geese flying across the Assawoman Bay in Ocean City.  We are packed…