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Ever Bank Field in Jacksonville
BST&N Patriots writer Josh Books and I have been best friends since the third grade. When our other best childhood friend Ethan moved to Jacksonville for work in August, he immediately asked us to come down and visit him. It was obvious we would visit, but the question was when? After peaking the New England Patriots 2012 schedule, the date was obvious – we’d head down for the December 23 game versus the Jacksonville Jaguars.
We arrived on Friday and spent the night catching up – Ethan, Josh and Carl style. On Saturday we did some sightseeing in St. Augustine, 30 minutes away, at an old 1600′s Spanish fort called Castillo de San Marcos. Now a national monument, the fort was in great condition. They even had a reenactment of the cannon firing every hour. Walking around the fort and town, we began to see Patriots fans; we quickly realized we were not alone down south.
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