Saturday, December 10, 2011

Whirlwind Weekend

Robert Louis Stevenson lived here in St. Helena for a couple of months after his wedding. He was ill and needed to recover. He stayed here and perhaps that's why they still honor him today.

His wife was divorced - which was a difficult thing to do in those days. She usually said she was widowed to avoid the conflict.

Stevenson was best known for his stories of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Treasure Island--at least in my mind.

So, we stopped to visit his museum and even is tree.

Robert Louis Stevenson Tree

2 comments:

David Batista said...

Cool bit of trivia there, Kim. Never knew this about Stevenson or his wife.

But Treasure Island is one of my faves! :)

The Happy Whisk said...

What a great time you guys had.