South East USA trip -- part 4, St-Augustine Florida

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February 15th 2019
Published: February 15th 2019
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Gainesville to St-Augustine

St. Augustine, Florida, was the first city founded by European settlers in North America in 1565. On one street you can see the oldest (and very small) house, which is converted into a museum store.

The Spaniards built a fort there to protect the place. All buildings use a local rock called 'coquina', a kind of limestone made of small fossilized shells. In one state park, you can visit an old coquina quarry.

This is an interesting and beautiful city. There's the Spanish colonial aspect: the fort and the old city. There are more modern and nice building like Flagger's college, which is an architecture's highlight of the city. The Aliigator's farm, is a zoo specialized on crocodiles, (all species are present there), but also showcase lots of other animals. The crocs feeding's time is a show not to miss!!

There a couple of nature's parks all around. Anastasia's state park lets you walk on wide deserted beaches, some of which have white sand. There are trails going in the dunes and the surrounding coastal forest.

Once again, Florida shows it has everything for everyone!

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