Emmylooouuuu, I loooove you!

The first time I saw Emmylou Harris perform was at the old Paramount theater in Seattle, and during a break between songs heard some infatuated soul cry out just those words. The whole audience cracked up, but there are a lot of us still carrying that torch for Emmylou. Part of that is the purity of her voice and her sheer professionalism and part of it is the simple and obvious fact that she is gorgeous and only gets more so every year.

The Watering Hole: August 28 – Saint Augustine

On this date in 1565, Saint Augustine, Florida was settled by the Spanish under Admiral Pedro Menéndez de Avilés. It is the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in what is now the continental United States. Pictured below is the Castillo de San Marcos which was the center of defense under Spanish rule.

Not only are there history and beautiful beaches here, but legends abound. I have the remnants of an ancient American Indian encampment on my spare lot – historically protected. A few miles south is Fort Matanzas where the Spaniards repelled all French and  British aspirations for a conquest of the Florida peninsula.