Music: Lindsey Stirling – “Shatter Me”
Location: Hotel Room
After getting up and having breakfast, we took the beach trolley down to St. Augustine and boarded the Old Town Trolley. We visited the Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest masonry fort in the United States.
Afterward, we took the trolley over to Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum. I’m of the opinion that it’s more hype than anything worth seeing. I for one love looking at oddities, being an oddball myself, but there wasn’t as much there as I was expecting. Watch out for that tunnel at the end. It’s a doozy.
We hopped back on the trolley and rode around the city for a bit. At the colonial quarter, we hopped off and walked around the streets, making sure to stop in at Kilwins. Yum!
After a good walk and gander at the many shops that lined the streets, we ate lunch at O.C. White’s. It felt a little uppity, but the food was good.
We boarded the beach bus and headed back to our hotel. The was a ton of stuff we didn’t get to see or do, but that’s okay. I’m sure we’ll see it at some point, even if it ends up being on another trip.
After a little rest, I had a nice walk on the beach by myself. I got to put my feet in the water and talk to the ocean. It’s a thing I do, and in a strange sort of way, she talks back. I’m still feeling a little lost regarding my writing, and what I should do next, so I started asking her about it. At the same time, I was looking for an olive shell. That’s when I ran across a moon shell. When I picked it up, I got my answer. In my head, I heard, “It may not be what you seek, but what you find instead could be just as valuable.”
I had to smile. I got the ocean’s meaning, and it wasn’t talking about the moon shell. And that’s why I love talking to the ocean. Am I the only one that does that?