St. Augustine

This is where I should have started exploring St. Augustine, Florida. I didn’t know there is a lighthouse! This lovely old city has always been on my list of destinations. Quite by serendipity Gary and I decided to swing by on our drive to central Florida. There is never enough time to see it all and now I am planning to come back and climb those stairs and spend some time in the museum some day. From the looks of the mansion house, as far as lighthouse keeper posts go, St. Augustine Beach surely must have been a primo, cushy assignment.

We did get to tour the fort, Castillo de San Marcos. Those cannons could fire a shot and accurately hit a target three miles distant.


The fort and city changed country flags so often that I lost track of the history timeline. These soldiers might be Huguenots, they seemed to have a big presence, snappy uniforms for sure.

British redcoats occupied the fort as well. Two officers to a bunk.

St. Augustine is home to Flagler College, the former magnificent Ponce de Leon Hotel and the very height of luxury in the 1890’s.

I wish I could transport back in time and admire the Tiffany stained glass windows in the grand dining hall. Every pane is encased in thick bulletproof glass now.

I didn’t have enough time in St. Augustine but was happy to have a quick overview. The Golfer is anxious to swing the clubs and there are kayaks to paddle and bikes to ride and porches to relax on and hopefully more serendipity in store.


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Comments

  1. I loved it too! A very interesting town, do go back and explore some more!

  2. Looks absolutely lovely between those historic sites and the sunshine which is surely much warmer than our Indiana sun was yesterday!

  3. Terry – There is sooooooo much to do and see in St. Augustine!!!!!! You and hubby HAVE to go back and spend several days there to take it all in. There’s a nice little quilt shop too!!!! (at least last time we were there a few years ago!)

  4. Susie Racobaldo says

    Yea a post. My sister and brother in law love St Augustine. Never been there. Guess I should!!

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