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Do you See What I See?

If you were standing on our porch, looking at the Matanzas, this is what your view would be.  If you’re wearing your glasses (or looking through binoculars, this is what it would look like: Thanks to our good friend and photographer Hookey Hamilton for the shots!!

1268 Days ‘Til Our 450th!!!

Man, I better start thinking about what to wear!!! 🙂 I’ll probably be able to figure something out between now and then, but a new website–www.staugustine-450.com–is proof that it’s not too early to start thinking about our town’s 450th anniversary in 2015. The website is already starting to post some pretty cool stuff about the … Read More

How to Bed and Breakfast: Six Steps to Maximizing Your BnB Vacation

As I write this, our Bayfront Marin House has 365 reviews on TripAdvisor. I read (and respond) to every one of them. But as I’ve been reading them for the last few weeks, I’ve noticed a trend–there is a large number of reviewers who start their review by saying “We’ve never stayed at a bed and … Read More

Our New Baby

So, netties, yesterday I told you that the hub and I finally stopped yapping about buying a bed and breakfast and we actually did it. Finally. Today I’d like to tell you a little more about our new baby. And by new baby, I mean ancient baby, because the building dates back to the 1700’s. … Read More

Happy Birthday to the Oldest City

Today marks the third day of festivities for St. Augustine, Florida’s 445th birthday celebration. (Note: if you haven’t made your reservations yet for the big bash in 2015, you might want to book a room at http://www.bayfrontmarinhouse.com/.) St. Augustine was officially declared a city on September 8, 1565 by Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles. That makes it … Read More

You’re Feeling Sleepy, Sleepy…

That’s what one hour less sleep will do to you. My husband has long declared that, if he were to run for office (insert here the incredulous sound of your choice…such as HA, or TSK), he would run on a platform of having the sun go down at 9:15 every night. His theory is that … Read More

Turn the Lights Out When You Leave

Last night, the lights went out on the ten-week long Nights of Lights in St. Augustine. If you missed it this year, make your reservations for 2010-2011. It’s a pretty magical place…enlightening, as the poets and the artists say! Thank goodness for that warm Florida weather, and the beautiful buildings that still shine day or night, … Read More

Here Kitty, Kitty: Cat Got Your…Foot?

There’s a new survey out about cats and dogs and the people who like them (or don’t like them). Here’s the gist: 74% of people like dogs a lot, while just under half of the people feel the same way about cats. As if cat people would fill out some stupid survey. I like both … Read More