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Travel Blogs from Saint Augustine
We had a great day touring St. Augustine, the oldest European city in the United States. We took the trolley around and really enjoyed seeing this beautiful city. Yesterday it rained all day but today was clear if a little cool.
Never knew that the history of United States really started here. This colony started before Jamestown. Ponce de Leon was not looking for the Fountain of Youth, he was looking for gold for the King of Spain.
We started the day by touring Castillo de San Marco for three hours. It was simply awesome not feeling hurried. Castillo de San Marco has a fascinating history as the oldest masonry fortification in the U.S. For starters, it was the tenth fort of St. Augustine. The first nine were built of wood and were either eaten by termites, rotted by humidity, or burned by natives and pirates/privateers (namely Sir Francis Drake). Finally, with ...
After a 2 1/2 day drive from Boston we arrived in St. Augustine. St. Augustine is an easy town love given its history, quaint historic downtown, plenty of activities and of course a FORT! Being Bostonians we tend to think of the Mayflower as more or less the first European settlement in the U.S., or maybe Jamestown, VA. However, while Jamestown was established in 1607 and Plymouth Plantation was 1620, St. Augustine was established by the ...
... is turning out to be bottomless (like their coffee), thanks Dave.
On our way through central Florida we spied a homeless man. I guess you would have to call him a Kissimmee bum. That one is for you Joc and Mir, I've got a million of them.
We have unpacked, stocked the fridge and bar and anxiously await our friends from Fingal, Felix and Anita who arrive tomorrow to help us watch the Super Bowl. Though not really a Super ...
... that we take to our divine Creator.
THE OLDEST CITY IN OUR COUNTRY
Although we found the old town city of St. Augustine very charming, we found the old fort and it's history especially fascinating.
For a great photo of the fort, check out this link: