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St. Augustine's history

The fort is behind us in the background

The gates to the city of St. Augustine

The town square (old Market Square) with a motorcycle event


Fabulous artwork

Some of the homes were really something


The dogwoods are in bloom

Another view of the fort

Tolomato Cemetery from the 18th & 19th century

One of the oldest remaining homes within the original city

One of many church towers



Lightener Museum

Flagler College


St. Augustine was even busier than Cape Canaveral. I will be posting separate blog entries for pictures. There are just too many. In this post I am including a list of all the places we visited and things we experienced.

First up was another great segway tour. This will be our third. JC has checked into how much it would cost for couple of used ones. A little too pricey for us. So more tours will be on the agenda. Great way to get around and really see a city. Through Groupon I found a great tour called St. Augustine Segway Tours. A lot of fun.

We walked the city by ourselves a couple of times, visiting some of the sites we breezed by on the segway. Lightener Museum is must see. The Ponce de Leon Hotel. Flagler College is another great tour. Of course no one can visit St. Augustine without visiting Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. A few factoids, "The Castillo de San Marcos is built with the unique limestone, "coquina". Made of many tiny shell fragments and sand lightly bound together with calcite, it has survived cannon balls and hurricanes but is very fragile to human contact. Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, Florida".

We did a "Foodie Tour". The Savory Faire Food Tour is the one we chose. My friend Jo Wishnie had done this and had a great review in her blog. Thanks for the recommendation... Awesome!.

There was the obligatory shopping! Carol and I were on the hunt for a Tea Pot and a tea cup. It's always nice to have something to look for, keeps shopping from getting too boring.

We left the confines of the city and visited Anastasia Beach, Fort Matanzas National Monument, Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, St. Augustine Alligator Farm, and St. Augustine State Park & Beach.

Carol and I signed up for a Photography Tour (Groupon!!). This was another walking tour with a professional photographer. We revisited some locations and some new ones. Only this time, the focus was how to take a great photograph and visiting the great photo ops in the city. This was great fun.

We spent St. Patricks Day at the Elks Lodge celebration. Attended a famers market next door to the Elks Lodge and visited a spectacular gallery called Baliker Gallery, fabulous drift wood artistry. We even squeezed in a game of miniature golf, if you can believe that! Whew! It was a very busy week!

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