Monday, May 16, 2016

What I Did on My Summer Vacation (part 1) - St. Augustine, Florida

I don't want to be one of those annoying people who sit you down and show you hours of boring slides from their vacation. I can remember this being a regular occurrence when I was a child, back before there were digital cameras and computers. Luckily, in this day and age you can look at all, some, or none of them, and I'll never know the difference! Admittedly, I do have trouble leaving things out - editing is not my strong suit.

Drawbridge, St. Augustine

We started our trip in St. Augustine, Florida. The oldest continuously occupied city in the U.S., it was founded by the Spanish in 1565.

St. Augustine is known for its Spanish-colonial architecture and other historical buildings. This is the oldest house in St. Augustine.

Castillo de San Marcos was built from 1671-1675, and is the oldest masonry fort in the country.

Flagler College is just one of many examples of gorgeous architecture in St. Augustine. One of it's buildings is a hotel built in 1888.

We spent some time walking around the beautiful historic neighborhoods...

 Of course, we also went to St. Augustine Beach...

... and the beach at Anastasia State Park.

A live starfish.

Great Blue Heron


  1. I love St. Augustine! We lived in Orlando for about 15 years and our son's scout troop would always spend a week at Anastasia - a beautiful park by the sea. Your photos are wonderful and reminded me of one of my favorite cities. And that starfish - amazing!

  2. It is a beautiful city, and Anastasia has such a gorgeous (and uncrowded) beach. I didn't know the little starfish was alive until it started moving its "arms" - very cool!

  3. Hi kindred! wowness...pure bliss..a feast for the eyes and heart.. to see your gorgeous many beautiful moments and scenic pictures. Love the architecture...and that Blue Heron at the very end..the perfect soulful ending to it all!
    Thanks for sharing your journey!

    1. Victoria, I'm glad you enjoyed my very unprofessional photos. Coming from you, it means a lot! xo

  4. It looks and sounds as though you had a wonderful time away. I am so happy for you. Lovely to see your photos.

    I must say, that starfish stole my heart.

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos, though they don't have the professional quality that yours do. The starfish stole my heart, too.


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