Star Trek deux (2007-2008) travel blog

Trekies @ Train Station

Our Sightseeing Train

City Wall & Gate

Oglethorpe College

St. George St.

St. George St.

St. George St.

Lunch

Fountain of Youth $ 10 Fee...Wouldn't accept Golden Age Pass

Shell-concrete Wall

Castillio De San Marcos (Fort)

Fort

Fort

National Park Uniform

Where is the Restroom??

Soldiers Quarters

Early Mortar

125 year old graffiti

Really old cannon

Fun car

Baptist Church

Methodist Church


Here for 3 days before continuing North. Hope to have some pictures up soon...

St Augustine is a great tourist stop. This is the oldest city in North America - first settled in the 1500's by the Spanish. It has been ruled by Spain, France, Great Britain and the United States; not necessarily in that order or just once. The original fort has been restored, and is an interesting visit. Ponce de Leon found the Fountain of Youth here. He was sure it was true because the Indians were so big - almost seven feet tall - but he was so short, under five feet. We wanted to immerse in the fountain, but that was frowned upon; and besides they charged admission and we thought it might be a ripoff. The narrow brick streets, the fascinating old buildings, the harbor with a big lighthouse still working, the fabulous old hotel buildings. This town has been around so long and has so many stories. We all took a narrated trolley ride and enjoyed it immensely. We had lunch at Scarlett O'Hara's (not sure she ever made it to St Augustine but who cares) with onion rings to die for.

Our campground is located alongside a river, and lots of fishing goes on here. We met two rv neighbors who were from Britain. Learned a little about camping in England. And their gas prices make ours sound reasonable. We are all staggered a bit by the huge increases for gas and deisel. This campground has lots of mosquitoes and plenty of noseeems.

(Gail)



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