Saturday, November 3, 2012

Saint Augustine: The Oldest, Continuously-Inhabited Settlement in the US

Last weekend a group of friends and I traveled to Saint Augustine, Florida for our friends' wedding.  Most of us hadn't been to Saint Augustine before and were astounded by the city's history, sites, cuisines and drinking establishments.

Downtown historic St Augustine at sunset

Fresh squeezed lemonade & smoothies across the street from the Fountain of Youth.  Perhaps these also have restorative properties?

Entrance to the Fountain of Youth historical site

White peafowl on the Fountain of Youth grounds

Poured concrete & oyster shell gate surrounding the Fountain of Youth site

The Saint Augustine Lighthouse, built in 1871

The winding staircase to the top of the lighthouse - 219 steps in all

The grounds at the Saint Augustine Lighthouse

Self-portrait of me & the lighthouse

View from the Conch House restaurant

The pub crawl that never was at Scarlett O'Hara's

In front of the old city gates

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