Saturday, March 12, 2016

Ft. Caroline -- Again

Jedi and I visited Fort Caroline for the first time back in October when we participated in the Bark for Life cancer walk. We loved it so much that I've been trying to get the dog club check it out ever since. Well, today that happened! It was a gorgeous spring day. A group of us packed a picnic lunch, a park ranger gave us a talk on the fort's history and then we wandered around like tourists, enjoying a beautiful historical monument in our own back yard. Did I mention the park is free?!


Part of the Bark for Life festivities included the dogs earning their official Bark Ranger badges. They even posted the dogs' pictures at the park!


Here's Tala walking past the gates of the fort.


Here Jedi and I are standing on top of the wall. Fort Caroline was settled by the French, so I couldn't resist the taunt: "Your mother was hamster and your father smelt of elderberries." (That's Monty Python for you "normal" people.)


And here's Jedi standing on top of a cannon with the St. John's River in the background. (Hubby thinks this pose may be frowned upon by park officials. Sorry!) We ended the day with a picnic lunch and a lot of laughs. It was a great day. -- K