Tuesday, June 29, 2010

St. Augustine Adventure: Day Three or Mainly Research

Day three started out like day two...breakfast from McDonald's, taken to the Mission Nombre De Dios cemetery grounds to eat, except that we were prepared for the onslaught of hungry squirrels. We had purchased a bag of peanuts the night before.

After breakfast we visited another cemetery across town to discover where Joseph Blanchard's first wife was buried. She was the mother of little Arthur whose grave we found earlier in the mission's cemetery. She was not buried with Arthur because she remarried, died years later and is buried next to her husband.

We spent the biggest part of the day pouring through historical documents at the local historical library and learning more about the Blanchard family. The Colonel was in his element. He is the historian for the Blanchard House Museum and enjoyed himself while digging through the old papers. I enjoyed it too.

1 comment:

  1. Jill, why not go at night to see some orbs or ghosts. That would be fun and exciting. Michael