I took a tour of what is now Flagler College, the former Hotel Ponce de Leon. It was built in 1888 by Henry Flagler ,of Standard Oil fame. It was built as the most exclusive of them all resort destinations, back in the day when the women were whisked away from the check-in desk in the lobby so as not to see any financial transactions, thereby saving them from going blind. It was the first building in Florida to have electricity and the second building ever done by Thomas Edison. It's an amazing structure, Tiffany glass and murals by G.W. Menard. A lot of the original fixtures are still in place: the carved pillars and African mosaic tile floor in the lobby and the gold leaf lion heads with light bulbs in their mouths, a huge art collection. The attention to detail was wonderful. It's now a girls dorm on the campus of Flagler College.
We also had a chance to peruse one of sailing's meccas here in Florida, the Sailor's Exchange. Consignment and used gear marine stores are always fun for me, you just never know what you'll find! At SE there was a huge bin of any kind of nut or bolt or screw, complete with a paddle to move the piles around. I think there is literally one of every size there, all you need is the patience to find the one you're looking for.