Wednesday, August 13, 2008

More on our trip.....

This lighthouse is labeled as a reconstruction project on the island. Russell and I both think the lighthouse was probably moved from another spot on the island. When it is completed, it will be a museum.

These long pauses between pictures are blogger's way of torturing me. I worked and worked to make it turn out better, but it just wouldn't cooperate.

A shrimp boat that was tied up alongside the dock. We thought it was such a pretty picture. Maybe another one to frame.

I'm sorry I didn't get any pictures of the oyster boats. If you haven't seen one, oyster boats are just very small ,shallow boats and the oyster men use a long rake to bring up the oysters. They really earn their paychecks! When they get them. Oystering is a hard life!

This picture my precious husband took when I asked him to take a really pretty picture of me.

I had to slap him off the boardwalk complain a bit. He just can't win!

This is another picture from the Orman house.

One interesting fact (I promised, remember?) about Apalachicola is that there were slave owners, the Ormans being one example. Although the original house was not nearly so big as the house is now....the slave quarters were very small, probably one room. There is one on the property. Slavery has always made me very sad. When I think of slavery, I never associate it with Florida....naive I guess. I always think of Indians and Ponce de Leon.

I may be a distant relative of Scarlett O'Hara. Just don't think about things that are upsetting.

If you click on the picture, you can read about the slaves owned by the Ormans.


Keetha said...

Did I ever tell you hubby is from FL? Well, it will matter that you know that for these comments so you'll know why I've been there quite a few times:

1) I ADORE that lighthouse!!!! I don't think I've ever seen a FL lighthouse up close and in person.

2) I LOVE the picture of the shrimp boat. I've seen many of those, but I've never tried to capture such a beautiful shot of one.

3) I could see pictures of every room of that mansion.

annie's eyes said...

Beautiful pictures and looks like you all had a wonderful time. I'm with you--don't think about Florida being part of the slave trade or Texas either, as much, but that is part of our history too. Glad to see some of your getaway. Love, Annette

leslie said...

I love your humour! :D