My husband and I spent a couple of days at St. Augustine, Florida for our anniversary.Â We had both been there many years ago, but didn’t pay attention to the history and as a younger person, thought it was boring.Â So, we figured age would help us appreciate it more.Â Its about 2 hours from where we live, so it made this a quick but very enjoyable trip.Â The weather was in the 80’s but the first day we had the usual Florida afternoon quick showers.
I had never been to a Ripley’s Believe It or Not and really enjoyed all the quirky things that happen in this world.Â My favorite exhibit was the pictures made only of jewels.Â WOW!!Â Really sparkly.
There was the million dollar man made of shredded money, the 6 legged cow, the headless rooster, the two headed rabbit (can you tell I enjoyed the farm area?).Â Â There were also many items from other countries there that were very interesting to read about.Â The house that the exhibit is in is haunted, so they say.Â I wouldn’t want to be there at night for sure.
We walked down St George St. which is the hub of the city.Â We saw the oldest wooden school in the US, some beautiful architecture, I love the cobble stone streets, Flagler College, the Gate and many beautiful shops.
We also took a haunted walking tour that was very interesting.Â The history of the Oldest City in the US is well worth the time to hear and there is 400 years of stories and hauntings to listen and learn about.Â We walked around the fort at dusk hearing all the haunting stories from way back.Â And the view of the water with all the boats as the sun was going down was stunning.Â We walked threw a small part of the city and hearing the stories of the dead and how some have seen them late at night.Â We visited a couple of cemetery’s and I got one picture that I am really thinking might have an interesting apparitions.Â But, I guess, I will never know.Â That was a fun tour for sure.Â Not only entertaining but very educational too.
We had a wonderful dinner on the beach that we both enjoyed.Â We were the only ones on the patio, it was cool, the view was great and the food was outstanding.Â Not too many times I can say that.Â I love blackened grouper and it was cooked perfectly.Â My husband even said his steak was one of the best he had ever ate.
The next day we went to the Old Jail.Â We had a great time there.Â The tour guide, Deputy Clyde, was A+ in my book.Â He not only told us enough history but he also made us laugh and enjoy ourselves.Â I highly recommend the tours for anything in St. Augustine.Â Especially if you are a history buff.
We drove by the lighthouse, but didn’t go in.Â I did get a couple of beautiful shots of it.Â We also went into a wax museum.Â I had never seen one and Glenn thought I would get a kick out of it.Â It was really neat and I had a couple of pictures made with some “stars”.
There are a few things we didn’t do and we will go back again.Â I want to go into the Fountain of Youth and the Oldest School House for sure.
We had a wonderful couple of days celebrating our 7th wedding anniversary and learning a little bit about the state we live in and our country.Â St. Augustine is for an older croud of people.Â The children would like the beaches and fun parks for sure.
I took tons of pictures and will have layouts soon to show off.
Have a great day,
I’m just a country girl loving my geeky life with my wonderful husband, always taking pictures, getting my hands dirty in the garden, being crafty, exploring with travels and enjoying all this on a budget. But above all, living my faith as a child of God!