Two main reasons I wanted to do this today. First, it's a chance for us all to go to Florida...and second, I like lighthouses! Never been to one, but I like them all the same!
St. Augustine Lighthouse
Florida, United States
This lighthouse in St. Augustine, Florida, was built in the 1600s by Spanish settlers. By 1824, it was an official US lighthouse, and was later replaced by the current lighthouse, located about a quarter mile away. The original suffered a tragedy when Mr. Andreu, the lighthouse keeper, fell to his death while painting the tower. When the lighthouse was being built there was a dispute over property and one of the parties involved, Dr. Ballard, is now rumored to haunt the place, along with the ghost of poor Mr. Andreu. Three girls are said to have drowned when the handcart they were playing in fell off the tramway, and now their spirits roam the grounds. The parade of lost souls doesn’t end there, however. When the Keeper’s House was being rented out for apartments, many tenants reported strange noises and seeing a young girl walking around. A keeper in the 1950’s even refused to live in the house, trading his living quarters to a Coast Guardsman stationed on-site. There is the mysterious Man In Blue who haunts the basement, and employees of a gift shop located in the house attributed objects being moved and noises being made to local poltergeist, Andrew. And the tower, itself, is rife with footsteps and disembodied voices. Be wary when you visit this lighthouse. Perhaps you will be its next tragedy!
Even with all the tragedy, I think this place would be fun to visit. I always thought I would like to live in a lighthouse. Just one of those dreams I've been chasing most of my life, I guess! Do you have any of those?
How about we have some coffee out on the patio this morning. I have some "mango cream" cookies. Not bad once you get used to 'em!