I can’t explain to you what a dream today has been. We woke up (from a great night’s sleep. I can’t believe it!) and had THE GREATEST breakfast of griddlecakes and all the good breakfast fixings on the terrace of the Wakulla Springs Lodge. Through the windows we saw the fog burning away, the gorgeous springs with these exotic birds flying from the trees, and 1960s do-wop was playing softly in the background as just the two of us sat all alone in this lavish ballroom having breakfast. It felt just like we were at the resort from Dirty Dancing (forget the fact that was set in the mountains)…
After the boat tour of the springs (there are mammoth bones in the basin of the spring!) where we saw about a million alligators, HUGE pointy fish, and the ‘jungle’ where they filmed the original Tarzan movies, I was already feeling a little like I was in a spooky dream world. I don’t know how else to explain it! It’s like Jurassic Park meets Spain. You have to go.
After Wakulla, we headed east to Micanopy, where they filmed Doc Hollywood. We saw the garage where Michael J. Fox’s car gets fixed up:
Then we went for a bike ride:
Bought some vintage postcards in a cool antiques and ephemera store with a great collection of glass bottles and jars:
Then headed further east to St. Augustine. As if I have not told you, it’s one of my all-time favorite cities in the world. Actually it IS my all-time favorite. I’ve been visiting there since childhood, but haven’t been in the last 5 years. It was like coming home. I’ll post photos tomorrow. For now, it’s bed time. Goodnight sweet readers!
I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!