Episcopal High School Aerial ViewWhat is a cool front in North Florida you ask? Well the high today is only 62 with gusty winds, making it like long sleeve and jacket weather. Yes, we wear warm clothes when it's in the 60's here people. And it's going down to a whopping 56 tonight folks. When you've got 62% humidity and overcast skies - it's a chilly cold. (cue the violins).
I didn't get a picture of the center of the Halls so grabbed the one above from the web. The building features Jeffersonian arches and beautiful columns with outdoor hallways and second story decks with views of the St Johns River downtown Jacksonville.
Jacksonville has long been know as an international shipping port. It's long history which includes English sailors trading ammunition and guns to the French from Fort Caroline for food and a boat in 1565, which is the first international commerce recorded in the new world. Because of this, the port uses the phrase, Jacksonville: America's First Port.
Even before FL was a state in 1845, cotton and timber were traded and shipped to the port.
Built in 1893, the Cummings guest house is one of two buildings remaining on Mary Packer Cummings' 19th century Keystone Bluff estate.
Here's a photo of Mrs. Cummings herself on her yacht, the Keystone, with Captain Henry D. DeGrove at the wheel. Mrs Cummings used it for service between Jacksonville (downtown now) and Keystone Bluff, which was her winter home. That would be a 5 minute or less ride now-a-days.
If you're having warmer days where you live, I hope you'll really get out and do a little exploring for yourself. A little walk turned into a fun excursion and a little history hunt. I love learning new stuff about my own neighborhood. You will too.
But don't worry about us, our weather changes it's mind daily. Just look at the 5 Day forecast to see what I mean. Oh' quit hatin!
Have you been out enjoying the spring weather? What's the last fun place you visited? Let me know, I want all the fun details.Hugs Y'all...