Historic Inn St. Augustine
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We drove on from Cape Canaveral up to St Augustine - me and Alex have been here before but thought we should show the Watts seniors what an American historic town looks like - St Augustine is the oldest inhabited city in the USA.
We also stayed at the same motel as last time, shame it's gone down hill since then but hey, it's a bed plus …
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7. Some albino peacocks
Then we went to the old fort, Castillo de San Marcos. This was built in 1695 to protect the town from pirate and other attacks. It was never captured by force. It was star shaped with walls constructed of limestone shell that wouldn't crack. And the walls were over 5m thick on the outside. It had a gun deck lined with canons and sentry posts and a mote.
... drove to the fort. It was a big building made out of stone. We went on top and it was a beautiful view but we got sent down because there was thunder and lightening. Then we walked and had a drink.
PS The fort was called Castillo de San Marcos and it's over 300 years ...
... br> We saw lions, tigers, leopards, lynx, wolves, hyenas, bobcats and a porcupine. One jaguar had had a good life with his owner and got left there while his owner went on holiday but he never came back so the jaguar suffers from depression. There were more stories like this. All these animals could be walked on a leash.
We weren't allowed to take photos because it would scare the animals.
... Castillo De San Marcos we went back into time. To the time of piracy through a playful museum. The museum held the largest collection of pirate artifacts in the world. We saw 1 of 2 last remaining Jolly Roger flags. They also had the last remaining pirate chest. The chest last belonged to Captain Thomas Tew. At the end of the museum they even threw in some movie memorabilia.
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