New Town. New Sights to see

Trip Start Dec 31, 2012
Trip End May 04, 2013

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What I did
The Jupiter Lighthouse

Flag of United States  , Florida
Monday, March 11, 2013

We've not seen all that we'd like to see here, but we've had a great time and saw some new things, as is always the case.

Yesterday, Sunday, we drove over and hiked the boardwalk to the Hobe Observation Tower. Hobe is the English version of the original Indian tribe, the Jobe.  The tower rises eighty six feet above sea level and enables one to see the ocean from the top.  A local fellow filled us in on lots about the area and what not to miss.  We missed some of it however.

We then drove to and checked out the second campground here in Jonathon Dickinson State Park.  It's older and not so appealing as where we are camped.  Back home, I barbecued some sausage and cooked a potato dish that Lynn found online.  She used a potpourri of tiny potatoes, including some purple ones.  It tasted great, but the purple ones tasted a bit like Kool Aid, maybe.

Today we drove back into Jupiter and took the Lighthouse tour.  Our guide, Josh, is a Floridian, majoring in history, so he did a great job.  I also had a chance to talk to him about a book that I just finished, Glorieta, about the Civil War in the West.  Now I know that it wasn't all fiction and realize that I did learn about a time period that I was unaware of.  It's worth the read, if you can tolerate war in any way.  From where I stand, it was interesting, but as war is, was gory and painful.  Anyway, back to the Lighthouse...

As you'll see in the pictures on Flickr, it was finished in 1860, just in time for the war of the time.  We got to make the climb to the top and see the lens and view.  It was extremely windy, but well worth the climb.  We both learned much.

We had lunch at a locally owned cafe, the Corner Cafe and Bar.  The food was excellent as was the service.  Lynn had the "Jazzed-Up BLT", and I had the Black and Bleu, a burger supreme.  We had a wonderful visit with the server gal and enjoyed it much.

Then we did our usual shopping gig and returned to JDCG.

The photos are also a potpourri, which I think that you'll enjoy.  The sunsets are great, as well as the one sunrise I was able to capture.  Unfortunately, I lost the sunrise somewhere on the computer.  It CAN happen.  I'll vouch for that.  When/if I find it, I'll send it up the the Land of the Flicks for viewing.

We move north tomorrow to somewhere else that I forget.  When we get there, I'll check in again.  Take care and enjoy spring.  It does rock!

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Nice pixes, Ralphie. That lighthouse is very cool.

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