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Travel Blogs from Saint Augustine
For some reason David Bowie appears to me in a dream tonight. I have no idea what it means but I seem to be playing percussion with him on a beach in Brighton, while he makes me promise that it's all top secret. You have my word, Mr Bowie! I'm still a little confused when I wake up, drawing back the curtains to unwittingly expose myself …
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.
... would make us official Castillo de San Marcos Junior Rangers. It took us about 1 1/2 hours to fill the form out. Some of the form questions were the following. What would you do to protect this National Monument? Ask a Castillo de San Marcos Ranger why they liked working at the Monument? After we finished the booklet, we turned them in. We earned the Junior Ranger badge + a Junior Ranger Patch.Tyler and I were so Proud we wore them for the whole day.
... 1565, making it the older by 2-3 generations. A few pictures from day 1 follow.
A note about photo 4 "Alhambra Jr." : Franklin Smith, a wealthy Bostonian, moved his lovely socialite wife to sleepy little St. Augustine in 1883 and set about building his fantasy dream house. His amazing "Zorayda Castle" was the first building in the United States made by the new technology of poured concrete. It was modeled after the Alhambra in Grenada, albeit 1/10 the ...
... nice old city. Outlet malls beckoned in order to replenish the 8 week supply of 6 pairs of socks packed but used up in just a week.
After 3 days we headed south to Cocao beach to visit with Annette's favourite second cousin Maureen. At 84, she never ceases to amaze with her liveliness, vivacity and mirth. I can only hope and pray to be that alive when I'm 84. We celebrated Annette's birthday with Maureen and Joan at ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking