When the girlfriends and I took a short trip to Daytona Beach, Florida back in June we also took a little side trip to St. Augustine, Florida. It is about 40+ or so miles north of Daytona, so when we were rained out I suggested a quick trip there since it looked like they were not going to get any rain. Wrong. Well, we made the most of it even though we did not get to see as much as we wanted.
A little background history on St. Augustine, Florida first thanks to the Wikipedia. It was founded in 1565 by a Spanish explorer and Admiral, and it is the oldest continuously occupied European city and port in the continental US.
So, amidst the thunder and lots of lightening, here are the photos, and since I was dodging lightening so to speak I can't really tell you what all of these places are unless there is a sign in the picture. We plan on making a trip back down there sometime as it is a really cool place to visit with all of the old history associated with it.
I believe this is some sort of school
I love this red fountain!
One of my favorite photos
So, if you ever make it to Florida, and would like to see one of our oldest cities, I would highly recommend St. Augustine. Oh, and one of the best places to eat? Saltwater Cowboy! Down a little road on the edge of a marsh.