Some wonderful photos of a Civil War demonstration at Camp Milton are located at La Florida. Most don't really realize that Florida was a pretty busy place during the Civil War. Jacksonville, a river town, was occupied (and burned) several times. Camp Milton is on the Westside of Jacksonville and was saved from becoming a septic sludge dump by the City in 2001. It's now a park. See CampMilton.com
The Battle of Olustee reenactment takes place this weekend.
The Camp Milton photos were taken by Wes Lester.
Caption contest winner
will be announced this weekend before I head to Washington.
Terrorists that slither
Oldest son Mike, who is a staff biologist in St. Lucie County, yesterday encountered one of Florida's best known terrorists - a six-foot diamond back rattlesnake. Mike was on some type of ATV when the snake crossed a trail at one of St. Lucie's preserves. The snake took one look at Mike and decided it was still hungry. The snake stood its ground and then advanced toward him. Mike said he backed up about 20 ft. before the snake decided to move on to seek other non-motorized prey.
Dad's Christmas present to Mike last year: snake boots. He had them on.