We recently took a short trip to St. Augustine, and I insisted on stopping at The Fountain of Youth. My honey thought this would be incredibly hokey, but as he has learned, I am always right. It was only a little hokey.
This picture is where the water source is. There's a man standing by a gentle fountain, pouring water into plastic cups. When asked if it would really give eternal youth (bet that's the first time he's heard that question), he replied, it will if you believe. What a great attitude!
The grounds are lovely and you can attend a short planetarium visit and a Discovery Globe presentation, learn about The Timucua Indian Village, and watch a cannon firing by a man in period costume. My honey was particularly fascinated with that, since he owns a working cannon. (No jokes here, tempting though it may be.)
Since this area is the main site of my current WIP, I took lots of notes and a few pictures. With all the fascinating history in this vicinity, I knew something interesting had to happen in the park, and it does. Places with rich history hold power, and that's what my characters needed.
If you're in the area, stop by for a visit, and see if you too feel the magic.
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