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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A visit to Vernon Harper and St Augustine

On our way to Kevin's in Florida, we planned on taking some time in Savannah, Georgia but the traffic was just terrible and it was raining so that will have to happen another day. We stopped and spent the night with Michael's brother Vernon and his wife Juanita. We had an enjoyable evening and visit.

We then went to St. Augustine to see the city. St. Augustine to see the city. It's the oldest in the US and one that I have always wanted to see. It's been under the rule by France, Spain, England and the US. You can see a very multicultural background throughout the city.

We took a trolley tour to see the city and then stopped at the Fort and looked out over the bay and saw a cannon firing demonstration. It was under siege many times but never taken by pirates or foreigners.

The tour ended at the Old Jail and a museum. Here are a couple of jailbirds!

In fact we heard where the term "jail bird" came from. That's right, they would put offenders in a cage and hang it from a tree for 24 hours and you had to stay there in whatever weather came and the only food or water you had was what people would throw at you!

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