The Saint Augustine Beach House
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.
... never defeated. Interestingly, the walls were known to “eat” cannon balls! This is due to their “coquina” blocks. Coquina is compacted beach shells, sand, water and lime. When shot with a cannon ball, the ball was absorbed into the wall with more or less no damage.
While Dad and I were touring the fort, Mom got my brother and I fun booklet Including an essay. If we wanted to fill them out we could earn a badge. ...
... 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 ...
... America freezes quietly. Temps here dropped into the 40s (F) about 5C, which is tollerable as long as you have socks and shoes, and are wearing three layers of man made petroleum based gear. Reservatrions were not necessary as all of Florida stayed home and shiverred. We were forced on day 2 and 3 in St. Augustine to retire from the patio of the Tini Martini and sup our pre diner bevvies indoors. Three nice meals out at the A1A, ...
It's been a bit since I've written anything in the blog because so much has been happening so quickly... We had an agreement in place on the "Big Gun" that I referred to in "Have We Found a Boat v2?" We were pretty excited at the prospect of the boat since the surveyor and I were able to do an initial assessment and everything was checking out. With this knowledge I flew home ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking