“My Home Town”
If you’re asking yourself, “Why in the world is he in a place called Green Cove Springs? Never heard of it. Why not Daytona, Jacksonville, St. Augustine or even Apalachicola?” Well, because thanks to the Mail Forwarding company that I use located in Green Cove Springs, I have a functional address here. They have a very efficient County Seat in Green Cove Springs where I was able to quickly and easily get done what I needed to get done.
I thought I would take a tour of my ‘home town’ and actually it’s quite scenic. It’s located on the St. John River and there actually is a ‘spring’. According to the plaque, they tried to make it a tourist town some time back. The navy had a ship graveyard here for a while. Nowadays, it’s most likely a bedroom community for nearby Jacksonville and St. Augustine.
In the late 1800’s, river steamers brought visitors to “The Saratoga of the South”, noted for the healthful qualities of its famous spring, and to its Boarding Houses, said to rival the finest in the north.
Publix and their sky-high prices seem to have the grocery market cornered here in north Florida. However Green Cove Springs features a Winn-Dixie grocery store. That’s about as close to Southern Living as you’ll get around here.
It’s time to head north, back into The South.