"St Augustine" Part 2 of My Trip to Florida

Saturday, May 15, 2010

One of the places we went in Florida was called St Augustine. It is suppose
to be the oldest city in Florida. It was discovered by Ponce De Leon. It is a
town full of history and beauty. I thought you might enjoy the pictures.
This is a picture of mom, dad, and my husband Steve outside the motel we
stayed at.

We went to the historic part of town to visit. This is mom and dad getting
out of the car and telling Steve and me to go get the horse and buggy to
come get them, because they sher ain't going to walk! The only problem
with that is the horse and buggy was about 1 mile back down the road we
came from emoticon!

So we walked and looked, and walked and looked and looked and walked!

This was the fort that Ponce de Leon built on the ocean.

These are pictures of the boats on the ocean. These pictures are terrible.
They did not do the scenery justice! The photographer is just not too professional!

This was our "Tour Guide" for the history tour of the historic old part of
the town. The gentleman's name was Roosevelt and the horse's name was
Rufus. I apologize for the photos the camera was messing up! I loved to hear
this man tell the story of St. Augustine. He was great! He had been doing this
type work for 20 years.

These are pictures of some of the beautiful old homes and flowers on the buggy ride!

Sorry guys the photographer loves to take pictures of old doors that are unique!

These are pictures of a very old but beautiful church! When you go in you
can smell a type of odor that lets you know the building is very old. It was
already hot that day for spring, but inside this church it felt cool and there
was no air conditioner running. The building was made out of marble and
some of the best stuff there was. You do not find them made like this any more!
Of course the last two photo's are of doors, but of course!

I can't believe that the photographer took pictures of the streets!
Yep! they were brick all the way!

And of course, these two people were pictured here looking like you would
have thought they had walked it all the way!
Just guess who had to go get the car?
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    Beautiful pictures. I love the pictures of the church the most. Such gorgeous architecture.
    3722 days ago
    Very interesting trip. Thank you for sharing.Loved that your parents were waiting for you to go get the car.That's something a parent does.What did you study in school.Thanks again.
    3723 days ago
  • DBELLE39
    Ohhhh, I love this pictorial history education! Thank you for sharing your wonderful trip, what some gorgeous sights you saw ---love the old church! Next time make room for your lil sis! LOL!
    3728 days ago
    I'm glad you enjoyed you trip to ST.Augustine. even though I live in florida I haven't been there for quite a while. But I did enjoy it also when we went. It is a grand old town. carolyn

    ps enjoyed the pictures
    3728 days ago
    Love, love, love St. Augustine...haven't been there for about 17 years but had a great time...would love to go back...thanks for the pics!!!
    3734 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5080021
    I haven't been to St. Augustine since before our daughter was born, and she is 28. That might be a good place to vacation again. Have you ever been to Charleston, SC. If you love the old buildings, you would love it there. My favorite place to go.
    3734 days ago
    great pictures!! thanks for sharing your trip with us! loooooveed the church! were you able to get up to the highest parts in it, and look out? or no..

    the horse 'n buggy ride would have been sooo relaxing.. to hear the man tell the history of the places, and to listen to the "clip clop" of the hooves.. ahhhhh ...must have been wonderful!

    thanks again for letting us go along with you!

    3734 days ago
    What beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing and for the history lesson. Sounds like you had a great trip!

    3734 days ago
  • no profile photo THIAGRAM
    Wow! This was very interesting! The old church is awesome! And I would have taken pictures of the sidewalk too! love the buggy ride. Thanks for taking me along your trip to Florida! Did you see me knitting on the sailboat? Hee-hee!
    3735 days ago
  • REJ7777
    A really good tour guide adds so much to the enjoyment of a tour. Some of those old homes are just lovely, and that old church is just beautiful. Your mom and dad DO look a bit tired in that last photo, though. I think it was a good think that you went to get the car. emoticon I'm glad you enjoyed your trip! Thank you for showing us your photos. emoticon
    3735 days ago
    Thanks so much for the photos and for the blog. It took me down memory lane. DH and I went to St. Augustine several years ago. I thought it was a beautiful city. We spent the whole day there. We toured the fort and walked all over the old town. We were there in July and it was hot! I have four watercolor drawings of St. Augustine I framed and they are on top of my china cabinet. I wish we could have spent more time there.

    3735 days ago
  • SROUS1340
    looks like a fun trip. I've never been to the right coast, thanks for sharing pics!
    3735 days ago
    Great trip - no wonder you didn't want to come home! My favorite is the Information Center 'castle' - I'd love to turn that building into a residence. And don't apologize for the doors, hon - I went thru a stage where I took pictures of outdoor clocks. Dunno why, but something about the differences in them caught my attention. :-) p.s. I went thru St Augustine years ago (1973-ish?!?) on a quick trip back from Florida and always meant to go back and sightsee, tour the fort, etc. I still plan to do that someday, but now I will tour the 'old city' by buggy - and maybe find Roosevelt, at that, lol...
    3735 days ago
    Great pictures. Thank you for telling your story and showing us the great time you are having in St. Augustine, Florida. I loved them!!! Great blog!!! Hope you enjoyed your trip...
    Blessings and hugs,
    3735 days ago
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