Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Florida Bucketlist Road trip #2: St. Augustine

For our second get out of town weekend J and I cruised up to the incredibly charming beach town of St. Augustine.  We had such a blast and would highly recommend a weekend stay for anyone looking to wander through a seaside town with more "oldest _________ in the USA" than you can shake a stick at. 

We took an "eco tour" on an electric golf cart that was really the highlight of our trip up there.  We got to see so much more than we would have otherwise and it was only $15 per person!  I swear we were driving around St. Auggie for two hours too.  The tour guide lady stopped whenever we asked to explain things or let us take pictures.  It sounds corny but we really got the highlights without the crowds or exhausting ourselves.

It was an awesome trip for sure.  Enjoy the pics!

Lovebugs under the Kissing Tree

This building has been here since St. Aug has... same wood and all!

An old mansion ;)

Our Lady of La Leche

Healing Waters

Fountain of Youth!

Street used in Gone with the Wind

St. Aug jailhouse - used until the 1950's

We went on a wild ride

Three pyramids are unmarked mass graves

Original stone and shell walls

Ponce!  All 4' 11" of him

World's Largest Indoor Swimming Pool... once upon a time

Handsome bathers

How the water was pumped into the indoor pool

Can you spot the ladder?

Original Blacksmiths Shoppe

Old Fort

Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse in America!

Don't get creeped out...

Cracker Cafe!

We love to be by the sea

Can you see the lighthouse?

Don't mind me

OC Whites

First Friday of the month is free wine and art night!
Did someone say Key Lime Pie?

1 comment:

Victoria said...

What a FUN trip it looks like!! Love the great pics. We spent many a summer traveling as kids from New York and New Jersey down through St. Augustine on our way to Ft. Lauderdale.
HA!! I didn't know Ponce was such a shrimp.