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North America » United States » Florida » St Augustine December 18th 2014

Fort Menendez, Historic Pioneer Village, Historic Spanish Village, Historic Indian Village. The student were engaged in hands on learning.... read more

North America » United States » Florida » St Augustine December 18th 2014

St Augustine Lighthouses St Augustine Alligator Farm Castillo de Marcos... read more

North America » United States » Florida » St Augustine December 17th 2014

Just arrived at the visitor center.... read more

North America » United States » Florida » St Augustine December 17th 2014

Trolley ride around Historical St Augustine. The students had a history lesson inside of the oldest schoolhouse.... read more

North America » United States » Florida » St Augustine September 4th 2014

Castillo de San Marcos Castillo de San Marcos is the United States oldest masonry fort. It is an example of the "bastion system" of fortification. The "bastion system" was developed the first quarter of the 16th century in northern Italy and it was the dominant fortress design for 300 years. The design used angled bastions that provided no dead ground where an attacker could hide. The arrowhead shaped bastions would allow the cannon to fire along the faces of the adjacent bastions. The fort has four bastions named San Pedro, San Agustín, San Carlos and San Pablo The stone used in Castillo de San Marcos was a porous conglomerate mixture coquina that has microscopic air pockets. The conglomerate mixture lets cannon balls fired burrow their way into the rock and stick there. It was the only ... read more

North America » United States » Florida » St Augustine August 11th 2014

Är nu klockan 10 på kvällen och är i St Augustine och det är sista natten vi spenderar i Florida. Haft det finfint här nere och åker jag till USA igen är det nog till Florida jag far. Var i Miami igår och tyvärr var vi bara där en dag. Hade lätt kunnat spendera en hel vecka där. Hann inte med att se allt jag ville se. Hann dock ett dopp i Miami Beach och var det varmaste havsvatten jag badat i... någonsin.... inte ett dugg svalkande. Men skönt. Fränt att se skyskraporna just vid stranden också. Blev lite snabbshopping oxå. Billigt som tusan här, så blev en skjorta, en tröja och ett par solbrillor. Middagen åts på en uteservering, men tyvärr ingen utgång på stan. Besvärligt när alla inte är 21 och kommer in på ... read more

North America » United States » Florida » St Augustine April 27th 2014

Want to know a secret? I cried the first night we camped at Anastasia State Park. (Not so much of a secret now, is it?) I thought a possum was going to eat me. That likely never would have happened, but I was freaked out that a possum was hobbling around just a few feet from the tent in the black of night. I shudder at the thought. Possums are ugly creatures. Here's some math for you: (Scary possums) plus (tiny things dropping on the tent, which sound like rain droplets) plus (countless creepy crawlies outside) plus (the silence of night) EQUALS (a formula that will create an all-too-awake and all-too-aware, bugged-eyed camper who wants nothing more than to wake her fellow camper and to cry). I love nature but camping amidst all of its inhabitants ... read more
Day 1 - Lunch time! Cheese pizza at Pizzalley's
Day 1 - Organic, vegan soaps from Hickory Ridge Organics.
Day 1 - Applying patches before putting up the tent.

North America » United States » Florida » St Augustine February 10th 2014

Full disclosure: I’m a little nuts when it comes to the St. Augustine area. Where else will I find so much old stuff to look at within arm’s reach of such a gorgeous beach? My friend, Dani, wanted to copy Ikea’s idea for a decoration which includes a jar (which she did buy from Ikea), sand, and seashells. I got to choose where said sand and seashells would come from. “Ooo I know! Let’s go to St. Augustine!” *squee* Old stuff and beach, here I come! *clears throat* I need to contain my enthusiasm. While St. Augustine is totally deserving of such praise, I don’t want to scare anyone away. We drove up there yesterday. It’s just under a two hour drive for us. The weather had been quite unpleasant the last few days and weeks. ... read more
Feb. 9 - Oh sand, oh sand. Oh pretty, pretty sand.
Feb. 9 - Hi self, say cheese!
Feb. 9 - Old Spanish Trail Zero Milestone.

North America » United States » Florida » St Augustine » Vilano Beach November 3rd 2013

Pulling into North Beach Camp Resort, 4125 Coastal Highway, St. Augustine, Florida always feels like coming home for us. We've stopped here for a few nights on our way into Florida (October or November) for the past 9 years. If we don't take the Panhandle heading home; we stop again in March or April. Full hooks up, nice staff, indigenous plants between sites offering more privacy, nice beach across the street, heated pool, and two restaurants (one on the Atlantic Ocean; one on the river side) all add to the attraction. We're always on the lookout for something new. This trip, we discovered that we can drive the Jeep on part of the beach. Often this is a privilege reserved for Florida citizens and comes with a hefty fee. Not so here when during the "off ... read more
Jeep on the Beach
Irish Eggs

North America » United States » Florida » St Augustine September 10th 2013

Being up early thanks to the ducks and the heat meant we got the chance to spend a full day exploring St.Augustine, probably the closest thing the USA has to a truly historic city that can trace its origins back to the 16th century. From the entrance to the KOA we were able to pick up the shuttle from the Old Town Trolley Tours straight into the centre of town, thankfully saving the hassle of trying to park the beast somewhere in the middle of the narrow streets. Whilst waiting for the shuttle at the junction outside the camp, we watched a truck take the traffic lights too fast and deposit a leather three piece suite across the major junction. The guy inside just reversed back into the middle of the busy crossroads, chucked the suite ... read more
George Street, St Augustine
The Old Fort
Inside the old fort

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