Saturday, November 19, 2011

A St. Augustine Kind of Saturday

Hey there! I hope everyone had a wonderful week!  I've been busy once again with work and getting ready for Thanksgiving. It's getting colder and colder out and what does that make me think of? I bet the last thing you would have guessed is....The Beach!!  As the weather gets colder, it always makes me think of how BAD I want to be there!

As you've probably noticed, through my blog posts and on Facebook, I love St. Augustine, FL.  I grew up there and a lot of my family is from there as well.  Neil and I got engaged there and the beach is the best I've ever been too!  It's hardly ever crowded, especially in October, which is the best time to go, and everyone is very friendly!

It's the Oldest, yes I said oldest, city in the Nation.  It's home to "the oldest school house", the Castillo de San Marcos, St. George Street and some of the most delicious food you will ever find!

The Old City Gates. This is where everyone would enter and leave the city back in the day.  If you take one of the nightly walking tours, this is your first stop!

St. George Street. This is the street you see behind the gates. It's full of neat little shops and restaurants.

The Castillo de San Marcos was a fort built in 1672 to protect the city during battle.  They now offer tours and you can go watch them fire a cannon off into the Bay every morning!

The St. Augustine Light House has ALOT of interesting history of romance and tragedy behind it.  It's main use is still to guide ships in from the sea at night. During the day you can take a tour of the Light Keepers house/museum and climb to the top of the Light House!

And now for some of our Beach pictures!

Now I want to go EVEN MORE!  It's ok though, I'll just keep looking forward to 2012. Hopefully it is filled with beach trips all year long!

Have you ever been to St. Augustine?  Where is your favorite beach vacation spot?

xo Julia


  1. We used to vacation in St. Augustine occasionally when I was a little girl - it's a truly beautiful and unique place.

  2. Still yet to come!! My favorite was on Antigua, "the nest" beautiful. Yours looks perfect too though, never been there!! :D