Thursday, May 19, 2011

St Augustine FL - Day Trip

After a wonderfully restful night and early morning routine, we struck out for St. Augustine FL.  It was about 40 minutes south of the Pecan Park RV Resort (a recommended RV park) and an easy drive right through downtown Jacksonville FL.  We first went to the St Augustine Light Station (a lighthouse with support functions).

It is just west of Anastasia State Park.  It is a beautiful property, huge live oaks, well kept structures.  There is a nice gift shop and you have to pay to go into the fenced lighthouse area.  We walked the property outside the fence and enjoyed the landscape.  Jan ain't climbing no lighthouses!

We then drove a little farther south and went to St. Augustine Beach.  They have a fishing pier and we lucked out to find a Wednesday farmers market.  I had lunch from the Taco Truck; taco plate with a fresh tuna taco and a southwest chicken taco, beans, rice, chips.  GOOD, $8.  There is a cool kids play area, safe and concrete with built in water squirts.  Quaint little beach area.  Had fresh veggies for dinner!

We then went north into 'old town'.  We parked and walked for a few hours.  I am from Williamsburg Virginia, a British Colonial settlement.  This is similar, except it is Spanish Colonial.  Different architecture and very nice.

A fellow named Flagler build several structure, including a few MAGNIFICENT hotels in the late 1800's.  They are now Lightner Museum and Flagler College.  Lots of parks in this area.

MANY old structures, houses, hotels, military facilities and the 'oldest house in the nation.'

This is definitely worth visiting if you ever are close by.

Then we headed home for a nice evening at The Whale - the big gray motorhome :)


  1. such beautiful architecture!!..thanks for sharing!

  2. Our first out-of-state trip 5 years ago was to St.Augustine. We would like to go back there some time. It is some beautiful architecture. Safe travels.