Gentle Readers and Dear Friends here we go with Part 2 of my Florida Adventure.
In Daytona Beach is a gem of a Museum. The collections are terrific and I usually try and get there each time I visit. Click HERE for more info.
One of the side trips I took was sort of last minute. I had just finished up breakfast and was sitting there.... thinking what to do, what to do... I think I'll drive to St Augustine. I hadn't been there is years and have always enjoyed visiting there immensely. You can click HERE for a site that has some info, but is very commercial. The drive is about an hour or so and it was another beautiful day. I did take a bunch of snaps......
I think the main reason to go is to visit the Castillio de San Marcos - it is a wonderful historic site and you can climb and walk all over most of it!!
There are cool armaments to see....
There a great battlements to scamper around and imagine firing the canons - they actually fire one at 1:00pm which you can hear all over the city!!
Standing here daydreaming and looking out over the Bay towards the Atlantic ocean you can easily imagine Pirates ships coming in for attack.
Looking down from the battlements into the interior of the fort.
.....and just like other historic sites you have the costumed interpretation team.
These are the old city gates
I love the old houses and buildings the litter the historic district - they are now restaurants and small shops - some good some not so good and some just dreadful. But, you get that anywhere that lots of out-of-towners gather with vacation bucks!!
I couldn't go to St Augustine and not visit the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Augustine.
an interior shot of the Basilica.
The High alter
A beautiful side alter to Our Lady.
A great old cemetery that is closed to the public... but look into the distance and you can make out the Castillio. I love looking at older cemeteries they are just bursting with history and info!!
On the way home - I drove up taking US 1 - and going home I went across the Bridge of Lions and took A1A along the beach - a great drive, but not fast. You can see the ocean most of the way and get some super breezes!! I did stop one more time at the Light House in Anastasia State Park. You can click HERE for more info.
The 1874 Brick Lighthouse
The 1876 brick Lighthouse keepers house - it is a really beautiful site!!
That about wraps it up for today sports fans. Only one more day with a few more things
- if you can take more of my trip!! :)
Thanks for stopping by, do come again.