Travel Blogs from Saint Augustine, United States

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Exploring the history of St. Augustine, Saint Augustine, United States travel blog

Exploring the history of St. Augustine

A travel blog entry by ljjohnson

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... 't boring and it matched my energy level. St. Augustine is the oldest continuously and permanently occupied European settlement within the contiguous United States. As you can see there are a lot of qualifiers to that statement, but in any case, it's been ...

"Do I look younger?" or "The Peacock Tour"

A travel blog entry by ljjohnson

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... their hop-on, hop-off service.  So my impression of the park going in was rather low but you can't go to St. Augustine without drinking from the Fountain of Youth.  And really, you have to see where Ponce de Leon landed supposedly looking for ...

Rethinking history, Saint Augustine Beach, United States travel blog

Rethinking history

A travel blog entry by deeleytours

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Today saw us visiting the oldest town in America, St Augustine. Rob had found us a wonderful parking spot on the outskirts of town so we could park easily, not always so easy given the size of this truck. We had been heading for the pirate museum which ...

Why does it always rain on me?, Saint Augustine Beach, United States travel blog

Why does it always rain on me?

A travel blog entry by usa2010

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... in until 10am. Once the trailer was loaded and we'd all checked out, we made our way to tonight's overnight stop, St Augustine Beach, by way of another long drive. Arriving at our campsite we were met with another huge thunderstorm which seems to be all ...

Mad Scramble, Saint Augustine, United States travel blog

Mad Scramble

A travel blog entry by marsdenfamily

... nbsp;With this knowledge I flew home to Walpole and negotiated a deal on that boat.  This past Thursday I flew down to St. Augustine to meet with the owner for the full survey and sea trial.  The boat had just finished an extensive cruise in the ...

Fountain of Youth, Shrines and Antiques, Saint Augustine, United States travel blog

Fountain of Youth, Shrines and Antiques

A travel blog entry by stonz22

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... for Wayne and his sniffles. Ozzi still continues to be a little champ.  He has adapted well to being a travelling pup and just goes along with us wherever we go.  He's been getting lots of walks around St Augustine and appears to enjoy it ...

Disappointment, Saint Augustine, United States travel blog

Disappointment

A travel blog entry by marsdenfamily

Author: David   This past week has been a whirlwind.  I am in St. Augustine conducting a survey of the Privilege 435 we have an agreement on.  A survey is equivalent to a home inspection and is carried out by a surveyor.  Cruising ...

More detail than you probably want or need, Saint Augustine, United States travel blog

More detail than you probably want or need

A travel blog entry by ljjohnson

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... up just as reinforcements and supplies were arriving.         In 1821 the fort was handed over by Spain to the United States and it was renamed Fort Marion in 1825. After that time, the fort was used as a prison, and here's where the ...

Home Schooling & Around Town, Saint Augustine, United States travel blog

Home Schooling & Around Town

A travel blog entry by marsdenfamily

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Author: David A few people have asked how home schooling has been going.  It's undoubtably the most challenging part of cruising so far. Our approach is also still being refined.  When I was traveling with the kids, prior to Toutou joining us, ...

Touring St. Augustine, Saint Augustine, United States travel blog

Touring St. Augustine

A travel blog entry by marsdenfamily

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... 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 ...

Beaches, Fast Cars, Historic Floridas Oldest City, Saint Augustine, United States travel blog

Beaches, Fast Cars, Historic Floridas Oldest City

A travel blog entry by stonz22

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... books . Following our big thrill at Daytona Raceway we got back on the road and made our way to Saint Augustine.  The oldest city in the United States.  A celebration of their 500th year is taking place this yeàr.  It is a Spanish ...

Wow, I made a wrong turn and ended up in Spain!, Saint Augustine Beach, United States travel blog

Wow, I made a wrong turn and ended up in Spain!

A travel blog entry by ljjohnson

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... had blue sky and some sunshine.  And coming in to town over the bridge over the intercostal waterway, I spied St. Augustine Lighthouse so naturally that's where I headed first.  (I'm so predictable) This 140 foot lighthouse was finished in 1874 ...

An der Atlantikküste, Saint Augustine, United States travel blog

An der Atlantikküste

A travel blog entry by weltentdecker

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Nach einer sechsstündigen Fahrt kamen wir an der Atlantikküste Floridas an. Wir durchfuhren die dortige Stadt St. Augustine, die älteste Stadt der USA . In St. Augustine sahen wir das Fort aus spanischer Zeit, denn St. Augustine wurde von den Spaniern ...

Chapels, Chirps and Historic St. Augustine, Saint Augustine, United States travel blog

Chapels, Chirps and Historic St. Augustine

A travel blog entry by stonz22

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... the serenity of the chapel.   We met a wonderful gentleman who conducts tours of several of the historic properties around St. Augustine.  He had a wealth of information and welcomed us to the area.  We chatted with him for at least half ...

Historic St Augustine, St. Augustine, United States travel blog

Historic St Augustine

A travel blog entry by c.i.222

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... Ocean, but did not find the pictures with this group.   ST AUGUSTINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Please visit the next blog on Orlando to view more pictures of ...

a day in the life, St Augustine, United States travel blog

a day in the life

A travel blog entry by dwolf1

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I wanted to give you an idea of our day- my roommate likes to wake up 2 hours before we leave for the day. we go to breakfast, usually a continental breakfast provided by the hotel. we get our luggage out to the support vehicle called "big belly". then ...

Leaving Daytona for St Augustine, Saint Augustine, United States travel blog

Leaving Daytona for St Augustine

A travel blog entry by kmb91

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... stop all 4 of us at one point or other nodding off lol. It was then back on the bus after around 4 hours there onto St Augustine. Wasn't to long of a drive and we was there. It is such a pretty place, looks very much like a proper American town. The ...

Golf - Past, and  Present, Saint Augustine, United States travel blog

Golf - Past, and Present

A travel blog entry by gypsytour

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... we heard from a lifelong car dealer and part time New York City bartender. Em and Phil also gave us a tour of nearby St Augustine - now we're into buildings that are 500 years old... I find it hard to believe that Florida waited some 300 years to open ...

St. Augustine, St. Augustine, Verenigde Staten travel blog

St. Augustine

A travel blog entry by lydia.terlien

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... a mie ( Miami) maar de leukste is die op de terugweg Daytona Bch waarin de Bch voor beach staat. Maar goed, St. Augustine, een plaatsje waar de tijd een beetje heeft stil gestaan. Leuke historische straatjes met oude houten huisjes en een school die nog ...

St Augustine, St Augustine, United States travel blog

St Augustine

A travel blog entry by hannahthorne

The drive down to St Augustine from Charleston was 275 miles - about 5 hours drive. Slept most of it. It was good weather most of the way down, until we reached Florida, "The Sunshine State", when it started to rain!! It soon brightened up again and ...

On Tour again..., Saint Augustine, United States travel blog

On Tour again...

A travel blog entry by ralphieboyo

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... more can I say?  I stayed occupied at the site, somehow, but don't remember. Today, we left early and drove into St. Augustine to attend Mass at the Basilica Cathedral of St. Augustine.  It's pronounced "Uh-gus-ten" when it's associated with the ...

Return to the Ancient City, Saint Augustine, United States travel blog

Return to the Ancient City

A travel blog entry by hollynjym

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... a "gift" for me which was a surprise but would not tell me what it was.  We were then finally on our way to St. Augustine with my gift in the car.  I was concerned about taking I4 due to the construction but leaving so late due to the car (it ...

A visit to St. Augustine, St. Augustine, United States travel blog

A visit to St. Augustine

A travel blog entry by jcarter

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On our final day in Jacksonville, we decided to take a ride south to St. Augustine. In about an hour driving along the beach hwy we ended up in St. Augustine. It looked to be a nice little town with a maze of tourist attractions. We had gone there to ...

More of St. Augustine, Saint Augustine, United States travel blog

More of St. Augustine

A travel blog entry by gauke

... before but that was delicious and again, I'll probably be sorry that I didn't get it. Our next visit was the St. Augustine Distillery.  Another trip through their small museum, another video and a tour.  They had finished for the day (as had ...

St. Augustine,, St. Augustine, United States travel blog

St. Augustine,

A travel blog entry by mwsaltzman

Trip to the old city of St. ...

St. Augustine, St. Augustine, United States travel blog

St. Augustine

A travel blog entry by jilnmike

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... of youth and came ashore here in 1513. The city was established in 1565 and is the oldest city continuously inhabited in the United States. Most of the streets a one way traffic only as they are no wider than 12'. Homes and businesses are build right on ...

Eternal Hope, Saint Augustine, United States travel blog

Eternal Hope

A travel blog entry by cliff-n-chris

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... de Dios where on 8 September 1565 Pedro Menendez de Aviles landed with a band of settlers to found St Augustine and the first Mission in the United States.  There is a large statue and cross to mark the landing, and an area of shrines and ...

Getting warmer, Saint Augustine, United States travel blog

Getting warmer

A travel blog entry by prawn0

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... up for lunch in battery park which was lovely with big trees and lots of grass. After lunch we hit the road on our way to saint Augustine. It was about a 5 hour drive to get there and we had a few stops on the way. After what seemed like ages we finally ...

A little bit psychic or a little bit psycho?, St. Augustine, United States travel blog

A little bit psychic or a little bit psycho?

A travel blog entry by eightydaze

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... unlikely that you will." She had a pretty "enlightening" day. We went our separate ways and the Griswalds proceeded to St. Augustine, the oldest city in the country.  Clarkism, "Kids did you know that this town was founded in 1565 and 4 ...

Day 2: Stop: 7 & 8, Saint Augustine, United States travel blog

Day 2: Stop: 7 & 8

A travel blog entry by jc_adventures

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Stop 7: Scenic Cruise... ALL ABOARD!! Okay, For the last stop of our vacation Jordan had yet another surprise! Again, I was constantly asking questions to figure out what it could be and not getting much of anything. Well he was trying so hard to not ...

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