‘Ello everyone! It’s been a good while (again) since I’ve written. I’m so sorry, one of these days I will get my life under control.
On a whim, like normal, I ran 3 hours away from home towards the east coast towards St Augustine Saturday morning, stayed over night and then left sometime Sunday.
I left early (not as early as I hoped) Saturday morning and it was awful around sunrise because the sun was seriously in my eyes the entire time and my phone decided to turn dark where I couldn’t see it for directions… that part wasn’t fun.
The drive wasn’t bad at all. Seriously, St Augustine is literally on / off A1A. As soon as you hit one of the last interstates to get there, it’s right off that exit. So anyway, I hit the town, drive to the hotel to see where it’s at and realized that check in wasn’t until 3pm. So I went back over the bridge, fought like hell trying to find the parking garage (who knew it’d be THAT hard to find????) and then walked my happy @$$ off for many hours.
I ended up eating at this Italian coffee place. The specialities were coffee and ice cream, but included food, Italian soda and a few other normal food necessities. I had the bruschetta panini and Italian soda. LET’S STOP THE WORLD FOR THIS, OKAY???? The Italian soda was amazing. I had a ‘shot’ of bananananananaan… and it was the best thing ever. Seriously. BEST THING. EVER. If someone took COKE away from me for the rest of my life, I’d be okay drinking banana Italian soda for the rest of my life. Seriously. Okay. Forever. Yum. Nom. Bahaha.
I walked around the little town of shoppes and came out disappointed. I so remember it being more “old” like instead of what you would see going into a store that everyone has, you know? Even unique stores with stuff you couldn’t get anywhere. It’s sad. The only really old store I even liked or came across was the medicine store (I have a picture of that). I couldn’t find this old schoolhouse that I remember and some others…
Even though I was disappointed in the shoppes, and one should ask me, because this is one of the things that I look for anywhere I go. I’m a falling into tourist trap local Florida person. But, it is for good measure – because I buy a lot of pirate Florida things for my place. So, it’s excusable. The trip was still well worth it. What I got out of my Instagram photos and writing was more than anything, more than the most important souvenir, really.
Oh – and by the way – I don’t have professional pictures because… OF COURSE… I wasn’t prepared and didn’t clean off my SD card for my camera. Yay. But again, I think the Instagram photos put more poetry into my mind than the professional ones would’ve at the time.
STATUS OF MY BOOK: I have hand designed the front and back covers, my business cards and postcards need small fixes then they’re going to be sent to print, I have almost reached 100 poems (dammit, this is the first time I’m complaining because I need to leave some room open), because of this trip I think that I have reached a decision as far as placement for the beginning and ending of my book and I am ending this book how I started this book, and I have some crazy important news to share but I’m not going to share until after June when it has happened. This will be big news for me, that’s for sure.