Monday, April 9, 2012

Two Days in Tallahassee

Day 2 - Tallahassee has a lot to see so we had to really hustle today! We started our route by driving along a few of their "Canopy Roads", where century-old, moss-draped live oaks and glossy-leaved sweet gums intertwine to form protective shadows over nine canopied roads. Oh, were these beautiful! Other towns may have "covered bridges" to claim, but these tree-covered streets out did the "wow" factor.

Old Church Road took us to a quaint little church, Old Pisgah, dating back to the 1820's (they still hold service there).

From there we headed downtown to see the Old Capitol Building & the Governor's Mansion. Their Old Capitol Building, built in 1845, sits right in front of their current 22 story Capitol Building. Several years ago Florida took the time and money and restored the Old Capitol Building back to the way it looked in 1905. They did a great job. It was a grand stately building.

Then we headed to the lighthouse! Oh boy, what a beautiful one she was too! St. Mark's is right on the Gulf Coast & the lighthouse is part of the St. Mark's National Wildlife Refuge. We even saw a baby alligator crossing the street as we arrived! The refuge has several observation decks along with benches set around here and there. Very nice and peaceful. A great way to end a very full day...

If you wish to view the rest of the photos from this trip, you can at my Flickr account at:

...on the road in Florida, Marie

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