Thursday, July 26, 2012

Final Vacation Pics!

Hello everyone!

I am going to share with you the final pics of our vacation.  I would've liked to have included some pics from our ghost tour, but didn't bring the camera since it was at night.  I wasn't sure how they would turn out.

We toured the Fort Mantanzas.  It was the guardian fort of St. Augustine. 

We had to take a boat to reach it.

Here is a close-up picture of it.

To read about the history of this fort and the tour, click here.

My husband and youngest son toured Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum.  (My oldest son and I went shopping, instead, since we had already seen it.  Ha!)

Here is Will standing next to the heaviest man in the world.

And the tallest man ........

In the city of St. Augustine, I didn't get as many pics as I would've liked.  Here is one of several cobblestone streets that run through the city.

There were several shops and restaurants as well as bed and breakfasts off this street.

Here are a couple of bed and breakfasts that you can stay in.

Here is the "plaza de la constitucion".  It is the oldest public park in the U.S.
(I didn't get a great shot because of the cars, but you get the idea.)

Do you see all of that pretty Spanish moss hanging from the trees?  It was everywhere!

Just outside of the park,  was the Government House.  It was the capital of Spanish Florida.

There was SO much to do and see in this city!  I could've filled my camera full of pics, but just ran out of time.  We spent the majority of our time at the beach since that was  the main focus of our trip.  We've visited this city many times before and already toured some areas, so we decided not to duplicate everything again.  There were wonderful historic cemeteries throughout,  beautiful old homes and horse and buggy tours on every street.  If you haven't been, I highly recommend it! 

Hope you enjoyed the pics.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~


Ron said...

What a wonderful, historic town. Thanks for sharing.

thistlewoodfarm said...


Thanks so much for sharing all of this! I totally want to go there next year for vacation! It's so full of history!


Anne said...

Great photos.Now I have another place to travel too! LOVE those cobblestone streets.Yes that moss is everywhere.I really love it.I find it quite beautiful!

Linda Chapman said...

Thank you for the tour!! I had an opportunity to go to St. Augustine once. I was the team mom for Amber's synchro group- The Pirouettes of Texas. I had 8 girls and after the competition in Jacksonville - and after EVERY away meet - I would take the girls somewhere. That trip I opted for a day at the beach since they were all 13-14 years old. I have often regretted not going to St. Augustine instead - but at that age I would have been the only one to enjoy it!

I may get to go yet......

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

Ferrara, the city where I am from, has cobblestone streets everywhere in the downtown area, inside the city walls. Love cobblestones!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Ooooo, love those cobblestone streets. Glorious photos, Kelly.

NanaDiana said...

I am so glad you had a good time in St. Augustine, Kelly! I love the city, too. Have been to Ripley's a couple of times and thought it was so funny- xo Diana

Ivy and Elephants said...

I have to say, you make me want to take a road trip! I've been to St. Augustine but have missed many of these attractions. I have to go back!
Glad you had a great time.

Debbiedoo's said...

Love St. Augustine and have been there several times. So much history. You just feel it in the streets don't ya? Great pics Kelly. Looks like you are enjoying your new camera.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

i am so glad that you had such a great time...this city brings back many memories!!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I'm going to have to add this destination to my bucket list. ;) Thanks, Kelly!

Bliss said...

We will never know now if might have captured a shadowy figure on your camera at the ghost tour!


Designs By Pinky said...

I have been there a couple of times. My SIL lives about a half hour away and my sister and I went there one day and toured around and had lunch at a restaurant on the water. LOVED IT!!!! XO, Pinky

Babs said...

It's amazing how much history St.Augustine has. Love the old buildings, and the Spanish moss on the trees. Thanks for sharing your vacation.

PAT said...

Hi Kelly
I am finally getting a minute to catch up with you this morning! Been a busy couple of weeks for us too, but no vacation!LOL We are on a mini vacation at the lake now, hoping our home sells.

I truly enjoyed seeing your vacation pictures. We love this area of the US and always like seeing images from there. Maybe one day we will return.

Your family is beautiful!

Bonnie said...

I have enjoyed each and every picture from your vacation. So much to see in this area.

Hope you are rested and having a great week.