Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Love Tree

Pine Mountain RV Resort
Pine Mountain, GA
October 31, 2015

Love Trees are made of two 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.


Saturday night we were entertained by the Sheriff as we walked the back streets of St. Augustine and heard ghostly tails with a bit of history. It was a 90 minute stroll which would be fun on any night, but being Halloween made it especially spooky. Do you know the difference between a cemetery and a graveyard? 

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...



  1. Looks like a fun wedding. I can't remember the last time I had fried green tomatoes.

  2. What a nice family time:) How nice that you were able to attend the wedding. Looks like a beautiful area.

  3. Looks like a fun time with family in a beautiful place.

    I never knew there was a difference between the two, thanks for a knowledge tidbit for the day!

  4. We love fried green tomatoes and have ordered them often since we've been in the south.

    I think weddings that take place in special places are so much nicer than the big traditional ones. That was a good choice for your nephew and his bride.

  5. So glad to see Joe looking like his old self again. Wonderful.

  6. What a fun time, now to relax for a while.

  7. I never knew about the love tree otherwise I would have searched for it while we were there and have a smooching with my honey bunch.
    Fun times, great captures of otherwise ordinary things and moments.