Monday, May 3, 2010

Touring St. Augustine

When we were here in the Fall we had little time to do justice to the history of St. Augustine, so this trip we became tourists, paying $18.99 each for a trolley tour. This excursion allowed us to get on and off the “train” at the various stops, and we spent all day seeing the city.

As Peter is a fort freak, we began at Castillo de San Marcos, in front of which First Edition was anchored both this time and last, constantly beckoning our visit. This fort, one of several I have lovingly toured with my husband, was built in 1672 by the Spanish. It looked like every other fort we have seen, regardless of who built it.

Lunch was followed by a brief stop at the Fountain of Youth, and then we sat out the tour to experience the architecture of the city.

Incidentally, ignoring the broken refrigeration did not work. It is still on the fritz, and we are going to have to do something about it sooner or later.

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