Thursday, July 15, 2010

St. Augustine Trip - Day 2

After a good night's sleep, we awoke to a beautiful north coastal Florida day. We went downstairs to the dining roomand filled our plates with a delicious breakfast, which we ate outside in the courtyard.

After breakfast, we hopped the trolley to travel around the city, picking out places that we hadn't seen in our previous visits so we could go back to them later. We ate lunch at the Santa Maria Restaurant, where diners can feed bread to the fish in the bay through small trapdoors in the window sills.
After lunch, we walked around the old Spanish Quarter, looking at buildings that, in some cases, predated Jamestown and Plymouth. Of course, we also shopped. After we had tromped around for a couple hours, we went back to the inn for hors d'oeuvres and drinks. We then walked back to the old city gates for a ghost walk. The only problem was that I had bought the tickets on-line and for some reason we weren't on the list for the time I had reserved. So, we had to wait for a bit. We walked to the Spanish fort and sat on a bench and just relaxed, watching people and the boats on the bay. After about an hour or so, we went on the walk. We heard some interesting stories of paranormal encounters, but we didn't see anything out of the ordinary. There were a couple of folks in our group who took pictures that showed things that weren't visible to the eye, so...

After the tour was over, we walked back to the inn and rested up for the next day.

4 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

Sounds like a good day. I like your new blog template.. easy on the eyes.

co_heir said...

Thanks, Bob. I'm glad you like it.

AmyW said...

I grew up visiting St. Augustine every summer. We have family that live in the area. It is a beautiful town.

co_heir said...

Amy, it is a beautiful town. We spoke to a resident who said that if she had to live anywhere else in Florida she would move, but she loves St. Augustine.

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