Singer Rob Thomas was to do a concert tour for his upcoming album that would see him play shows in Clearwater and St. Augustine, but that tour has now been cancelled.
The reason for the cancellation is his wife Marisol needs treatment to remove a possible lesion from the base of the brain, and he wants to be there to support her.
This past Sunday, my friend Joan and I made a day trip up to St. Augustine. Our primary goal was to see one of our favorites, Bryan Adams, in concert at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, but we figured we’d go early and try out one of their restaurants.
We left around 2pm and got up there just before 4pm, slowed slightly by a thunderstorm en route. But as we rolled into the Historic Downtown area, it was sunny skies.
My connection at the St. Augustine CVB recommended A1A Ale Works as a restaurant to try, citing their craft brews and water-side dining. The restaurant is actually upstairs in a converted building on the corner next to the historic Bridge of Lions, with a bar area downstairs.
It was 30 years ago that Bryan Adams had broke big with the release of his album, Reckless, and he is currently touring to celebrate that anniversary, with an upcoming show in St. Augustine, Florida, on June 28.
Canadian-born Adams released his first self-titled debut album in 1980, and his second, You Want It, You Got It, the following year. His third album, Cuts Like a Knife, was released in 1983, and got Adams some radio and MTV air-time with songs like “Straight From the Heart,” “This Time,” and the title track.
The National Park Service is waiving fees for everyone today (November 11) to enjoy the parks for FREE.
In Florida it includes the Central Florida parks of Canaveral National Seashore (Titusville) and Castillo de San Marcos National Monument (St. Augustine).
The state of Florida is also getting in on this act by waiving all fees for today only.
This includes area parks like Blue Spring, De Leon Springs, Lake Kissimmee and Wekiwa Springs. The Florida State Parks website has a full listing of all state parks, along with maps.
So grab your family or a group of friends and enjoy a day outside, for free.