A little ways down US 1, I found another sunrise to add to my bucket list goal! A few months back, I added a bucket list item: to witness the sunrise in 50 cities! I am counting my own city, and I recall leaving Las Vegas at sunrise in a taxi headed to the airport eight years ago, because no one really sleeps there anyway. Now, I can add this past weekend, watching the sun come up in St. Augustine Beach. That makes three cities now! Technically, it is a separate city, so I’ll count it. I am also hoping to witness a sunrise in Georgia this summer. Because this “other city” is so close, I will also consider it part of my neighborhood. Isn’t the term “neighborhood” as small or as large as we consider it? Well, I’m hoping so, as this is my entry in response to Jacqueline Obyikocha’s blog challenge, “Echoes of My Neighborhood.” Check out her blog and entry at http://acookingpotandtwistedtales.com/2016/06/30/night-scenes-of-a-sleepless-city-echoes-of-my-neighbourhood-25/#like-10365
Maybe it’s a stretch to call this a part of my neighborhood, maybe it’s not. Getting there is a forty minute car ride down U.S. 1, when there’s no rush hour traffic, that is. St. Augustine is a nearby gem full of history, beautiful views, and a wonderful beach. It’s an awesome place for a getaway, and the restaurants were not at all crowded this time. I started off with a mini-spa day, then waited and did some writing at a coffee shop, until my significant other could get there to meet me for dinner at an Italian restaurant. Did I mention, the beach was not crowded at all either? It’s far different than our visit to Panama City Beach, Fl last year. I am fortunate to live where I do, with a wonderful city that has a growing arts (and sports) program, and nearby access to beaches and historical sites. I certainly should get to these places more often. I never regret going, and it is worth the small drive. Next time, I plan to share some downtown photos that represent our arts program. Things are fine in my neighborhood!