July 17, 2012

Trip Start Jul 17, 2012
Trip End Aug 22, 2012

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Casa Marina

Flag of United States  , Florida
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

From Glen

No photos are available of St Augustine as it was a really quick coffee and tour through this historic town. Founded in 1565 by the Spainish (Ponce de Leon) it has changed hands several times over the years, French, British, Spainish, American and American Indian. Suffice to say, it's a great place to visit and is certified as America's oldest city.

So, why the quick visit and speedy coffee - well being only 1hr into our trip it was bound to be a quick pit stop but it wasn't helped by GG's perfect ordering of brekky sandwiches and extra strength latte's ....so Cliffy and GG are all dressed in 'their biker gear' and GG makes a 'sweeping gesture' with his hand describing the lovely surrounds of Casa Marina, where his work function was and gesticulating where the statue of Ponce de Leon was.......only to knock over a high-end Italian, antique very special sparkling water......that was sitting on the counter... Smash!! - the counter clerk said she didn't want any trouble.....we got out of there very quick.

From Cliff

What a beautiful place St Augustine is, more like Europe then America!! 

People who have had a coffee or a drink with me are aware that I sometimes have been known to spill a bit at times.  Well Glen totally outdid me and smashed a bottle of mineral water that was on the counter all over the floor.  I quietly laughed to myself as Glen helped to clean it up and said how sorry he was thinking this was my usual trick. 
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Cliff on

Wow, this time a year ago at this very minute we were in Miami drenched about to spend our first night on the road at a great little hotel that Glenny had booked and stayed at before. Looking back I rember the fun on the day and the freedom that comes with an adventure like this as well as the weather Gods testing us out with mutiple thunderstorms and the sick feeling in my stomach when I thought I was about to drop the bike on the first day re-entering the highway after a rest from the rain under an overpass.

That night in the Bourban Bar was one of the best experinces I have ever encountered and was great for the spirits after a testing first day.

It will be great top catch up with Glen this Sunday as his clan return to Australia and no doubt have a couple of drinks and go over the trip and also plant a few seeds for the next one!! :-)

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