Pine Mountain, GA
October 31, 2015
Love Trees are made of two trees...one growing out of the other. Generally it is a Sabal Palm (the Florida state tree) and an oak tree intertwined to make one tree. Neither tree would survive if they were separated. Hence, the legend "if you kiss someone beneath a Love Tree, the two of you will seal your love for all eternity and be together forever". There are several such trees in St. Augustine, but the first and most famous is the The Love Tree on Cordova St. next to the Tolomato Cemetery. The natural embrace of these trees is the spot Will (our nephew) and Jan chose for their marriage ceremony on Saturday, October 31st.
|Congratulations Will and Jan|
|Front row - Jessica (Jan's daughter), Beckom, (Jan's grandson), Jo (Joe's sister) and me|
Back row - Bubba (Jan's son), Jan, Will, Joe and Chuck (Joe's BIL)
It was a short two day visit packed full of fun and laughter.
The night before the big day, we dined at Scarlett O'Hara's. We sure had a hankering for southern fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, and sweet tea! And to top it off, a piece of pecan pie...just like my grandma made.
Everyone (except us) stayed at the Old Powder House Inn B&B.
The porches (downstairs and upstairs) and quaint yard were comfy, cozy and served as the perfect place to visit and catch up.
After the wedding, Jo and Chuck treated all of us to a very nice lunch at Columbia Restaurant featuring Spanish/Cuban cuisine.
Located in the historic district, it is family owned and operated for over 100 years.
We were perhaps the only people in St. Augustine who did not "dress up" for the occasion. Costumes were quite elaborate...we saw it all. Folks there take it very seriously!
We are now settled in at Pine Mountain RV Resort for a week. Until next time, let the good times roll...