From St. Augustine we drove south alone I-95 to State 207 west, a two
lane rural highway that lead us through such metropolitan areas like Elkton,
Armstrong, Spuds and Palatka. And roads such as Cracker Swamp Dirt Road,
not to be confused with Cracker Swamp Road.
Kurt has an account with BellSouth.Net, an ISP. In Jacksonville
all the lines were busy and in St. Augustine … well … BellSouth
has no point of presence in St. Augustine.
But Palatka! There's a POP in Palatka of all places. Spuds! You could
hook up to the Internet in Spuds! Downtown Spuds consists of a gas station.
I think. I don't know, we passed through Spuds in under a minute.
We also passed through Putnam Hall, where there is neither a hall, nor a
putnam. Orange Hights was a busling megaopolis of a town—several
buildings making up an obvious downtown area.
But no Internet service from BellSouth.Net in St. Augustine. Kurt's
theory: “They're trying to preserve their heritage.”
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