More than 50 years before the pilgrims finally showed up in Plymouth, Massachusetts, the Spanish Catholics in Florida were already celebrating Thanksgiving mass.
So on this Thanksgiving weekend morning, we found ourselves (quite appropriately) in St. Augustine, home of the very first Thanksgiving celebration in North America. And since it’s 40 degrees warmer here than in Massachusetts, it seemed like a good time to learn a bit about local history and culture.
We spent a few hours seeing the sights, including the Castillo de San Marcos. Soldiers in the 1600’s were much more well-fed than we imagined.