Travel Blogs from East Palatka
First stop: Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum. Ripley's has nothing to do with St. Augustine, but that doesn't keep it from being a popular attraction here. It bills itself as an "odditorium," and that's just about right. Some of the exhibits are curiosities, like the two-headed lamb (stuffed). Others are downright disgusting and won't be described here.
We had lunch at Cruiser's Grill. We've eaten there before and the food is good, but Sydney's meal arrived more than ...
We left Rebounderz and had lunch in St. Augustine. From there we headed south to Ft. Gates to take the ferry across the St. Johns River. It's a small ferry that can carry only two cars. It's nothing spectacular, but it's unusual, and the river is always pretty. We've taken it with the girls on 2 or 3 other occasions, ...
... let us stay overnight there so we would have more time to take in the sights. On our way after bright sunshine, the sky was getting darker by the minute and we knew we were heading for a huge storm....we were travelling on the interstate which was very busy and the rain came! Some cars pulled over and stopped because the rain was so heavy. I kept my eyes on the lights ...
... how it has become the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the U.S. There are train tours that take you to the various historical sites, even a couple ghostly tours that run after dark and take you to the old graveyards and haunted houses.
I am sure I will have more pictures as we will be here at least another 4 days, fingers crossed the boat gets pulled on Wednesday and we can leave by Friday.
... and rode some more. We had a very good guide, Poppy and we were close enough that we could hear everything he said. We wanted to tour the Presbyterian Church but it wasn't open for tours so we rode on to the distillery where we were told we wouldn't have a ride back if we went on that tour so we decided to put both of them off until tomorrow.
By the time we got back to the Gator Bob's Trading Post it was raining ...
Other places to stay in East Palatka
119 S US Highway 17, East Palatka | Motelfrom $78