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Friday, November 20, 2015
|The warm springs and grassy shallows make |
Citrus County a favorite wintering spot for manatees.
The author, Beverly Smirnis, snorkeling in Three Sisters springs.
|A view from our Airboat at Wild Florida|
St. Augustine Delights Visitors with History and Legend
|Socialize with resident ghosts as your climb|
to the top of the lighthouse for a great view.
Ghost Tours of St. Augustine Inc. has dedicated more than 20 years to uncovering and cataloguing the old city’s darkest secrets and mysteries. Lantern-lit nightly walking tours lead guests to graveyards, and various buildings across the city including a jail and a lighthouse. At the city’s historic fort we heard of maritime hauntings and pirates. Most of the city’s ghosts are happy and prank-playing, but some are sad at the loss of love or life. None cause any harm. For those who “prefer spirits with their spirits” the tour operator has teamed up with the original City Walk Pub Crawl tour in town to investigate haunted taverns all over town.
Mobile's first Mardi Gras celebration dates back to 1703, when Societé de Saint Louise was founded. Originally called Boeuf Gras (Fatted Ox), the celebration was one of feasting and revelry on Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras (the day preceding Ash Wednesday and the Lenten season which leads to Easter). In 1783 the Spaniards arrived in Mobile bringing their version of Mardi Gras which included torch parades held on Twelfth Night.
Bellingrath Gardens and Home offers 65 acres of year-round floral pageantry in a Southern estate garden. Also located in the garden is the Delchamps Gallery of Boehm Porcelain, the largest public collection of Boehm porcelain in the United State and the Bellingrath Museum Home, featured on A & E's America's Castles series, which is filled with priceless antiques and furnishings.