Siesta Motel

283 South US Highway 17, East Palatka, Florida, 32131, United States | Motel
 

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Florida History

A travel blog entry by lukeanthhill

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... to the Indians)
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.




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The Fort

A travel blog entry by jayneehill4

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... 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 ...

Segway Tour and Animal Sanctuary

A travel blog entry by lukeanthhill

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... 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.

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Segway Tour and Big Cats

A travel blog entry by jayneehill4

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... stopped and had a homemade popsicle at the Hypo.

Then we went to the St Augustine Wildlife Reserve. It looks after big cats and lions. A lady bought a lynx for a pet but it was too rough and so she kept it in her garage and just threw it some food now and again. So they rescued it and care for it now. We also saw lions, wolves, tigers, black jaguars, white Bengal tigers, a cheetah, some leopards, bobcats and porcupines.
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CAMP WITH BEARS, SWIM WITH ALLIGATORS and . . .

A travel blog entry by joanandlarry

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... absolutely everyone registering to camp here is told about the bears that come through camp every night and sometimes in the day. I’ve heard the warnings and rules so many times I’m convinced they mean it. There are bears here!



SWIMMING WITH ALLIGATORS
They tell us we can swim in the warm spring water area – with the alligators. Just don’t feed them. Now, I ask you, just ...

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This motel, located on 283 South US Highway 17, East Palatka, is near Ravine State Gardens.
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