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Oct 13, 2019 - St. Augustine

We left Chattanooga driving southeast through the Appalachian Foothills on I 75 heading towards St. Augustine Florida. Approximately 30 kms from Atlanta traffic slowed to stop and gp....all3 lanes. By accident we got off on the Georgia Peach Pass only express lanes....but only for 1 stretch. We exited as soon as we could. We will get a bill with a fine. We've stayed off all other express lanes since. We got to St. Augustine....0 ft. above sea level...around 2p. We found a small Mom and Pop hotel.....The owner used to work for...

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Sep 21, 2019 - St. Augustine, FL

St. Augustine, Sept 21 Another busy day.  We had a buffet breakfast this am for a $5 donation.  It was very good. Then we hopped back on the shuttle to the Old Town Trolley.  The driver dropped us at stop 16 where we could catch the beach bus to Anastasia Island.  We just took the ride to see the lighthouse and the beaches and didn't go into the lighthouse as we've done others and didn't want to spend that much time out of our day.  We would have had to wait another hour for the next bus. The driver shared local history as the trolley...

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Sep 20, 2019 - St. Augustine, FL

St. Augustine Fri Sept 20 It poured off and on most of the night last night.  There were showers forecast till 10 am or so, but it didn't rain past 8 am.  We took the free 9 am old town shuttle from our RV Park to the old Town Trolley tours.  We rode the trolley around all 23 stops so we could see what there was and make plans accordingly.  It took almost 2 hours for that. It was beautiful with a nice sea breeze this morning. By afternoon it was sort of hot, but not unbearable, especially if out of the sun.  First we did the local...

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Sep 19, 2019 - Myrtle Beach to St. Augustine. FL

St. Augustine, Florida Sept 19 We headed from Myrtle Beach to St. Augustine this morning.  Temps got to 62 last night. The weather in St. Augustine is supposed to be cool for the next few days, so we decided to go there first and then work our way back up the coast.  Gas was 2.13 at Speedway near Myrtle Beach. Later in Southern SC, it was 2.69. Happy we filled up when we did. Later, in Darien, GA, it was 2.99. That is unbelievable. We took Route 17 most of the way and drove through Charleston on the way.  We'll be stopping there on our way...

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May 23, 2018 - Back in Florida

Easy drive from SC to FL. Stopped at Stagecoach RV Park in St Augustine, FL for the night. Nice long pull through made it easy in and not far off the interstate. Got here early enough that I'm going on down to Daytona and get our ticket package from will call so we don't have to mess with it in the morning. Doug has decided to wash the rig. It is pretty dirty, but that's what happens when you use it. Have to give a huge shout out to the wonderful lady working at the RV park. I almost had an issue picking up our tickets and couldn't get Doug...

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Mar 4, 2018 - St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine is an amazingly old, stunningly beautiful, and vibrant city. It is billed as the oldest city in the U.S., having been established sometime around 1565, and is the longest continually occupied city in America. Most places in the city are walkable from the various hotels or B&Bs within the city limits, and there are a host of B&Bs. There is one picture of one called the Ancient City B&B. The name notwithstanding, it looked nice from the outside. This was the last stop on our Winter Adventure, and we took advantage by doing a lot...

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Jan 28, 2018 - St Augustine

It had rained overnight and they were forecasting rain for the day so we took off south. We got on to US 95 and didn’t stop till Fort Frederica National Monument. We hadn’t gotten too much rain yet and it was really nice for the couple of hours we spent there. Most of the actual Fort is gone but is marked where things were. Have never seen such huge live oaks just covered in Spanish moss. Just beautiful. We got to st Augustine around 3:00, found a room and then went to the historical area. Too late in the day to do much but we did check out...

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Dec 26, 2017 - Final day

So sad this adventure is almost all over. Not just the Road Scholar part, which was really great, but also leaving the sunshine of Florida! And here, in my final entry, I’m having photo transferring problems, so can’t attach any pictures. ☹️ Yesterday was kind of quiet. After breakfast we walked to the St Augustine Art Center for a presentation, tour and lunch. The Art Center is a cooperative as well as museum of artifacts unearthed right on that land that date back to Sir Francis Drake’s 1586 attack on the Spanish settlement. The...

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Dec 24, 2017 - Christmas Eve Greetings

We spent several hours at Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Park today! Yes, I tried the water and resisted jumping in and splashing it all over myself. Water tasted....not so good, but was purified to drink. It really was a very interesting place with the actual “fountain” a very small part of the park. We had a docent walk us all over, into the salt marshes on a wooden walkway (thank heavens), had a muzzle-loaded musket demonstration....definitely NOT rapid-fire, heard an enormous amount of history, and had lunch. The Tinajones—big...

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Dec 23, 2017 - Yes, it tastes like chicken

How can I be so exhausted when it’s “really”only 8 pm at home? Seems so odd that it’s 11pm where I am. The whole morning was really all about Henry Flagler and his legacy. We are staying in his hotel, Casa Monica; we toured his college which used to be the ultra plush Hotel Ponce De Leon also built by Flagler, and toured the Memorial Presbyterian Church which Flagler had built to memorialize his daughter and granddaughter who passed away (the granddaughter lived only about 2 days and his daughter was not in good health even before the birth...

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Dec 22, 2017 - A very full day!

After breakfast we did a walking tour in Old Town and had a great guide, Charles, who is Sr Research Librarian at the St Augustine Historical Society Research Library, which was founded in 1883–if I could remember just 1/2 of what he told us I’d be delighted! He is also founding president of Friends of St Augustine Archetecture, and serves on some other boards and knows A LOT about his home state and even more about St Augustine specifically. He pointed out the different architecture—Spanish, British, French—told us about the first and...

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Dec 20, 2017 - St Augustine on my own

I’m on my own today—the Road Scholar Program begins tomorrow, so I’ll know much more and have more info to share about this area once the program begins. Today I walked and walked and walked, I’m so sorry my FitBit gave up the ghost some time back and I haven’t replaced it because I’d really like to know how many steps I took today! Won’t be close to my record # of steps getting...not exactly lost....in Rome with Peggy, but still a lot of steps! Flagler College is mighty impressive. The picture is the part of the college complex that used...

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