Tuesday, September 24, 2013

St. Augustine, Florida - Part 3

Touring St. Augustine on Foot

Spanish Street

Barley Republic Irish Restaurant
Here we ate a scrumptious lunch.

Samantha and Jessica outside the restaurant

Aviles Street

Amanda enjoying a refreshment in the shade

Samantha enjoying a refreshment in the shade

Leaving St. Augustine

Replica of Old Spanish Galleon

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

St. Augustine, Florida - Part 2

Touring with the Old Town Trolley

I took these photos from the trolley,
sometimes while in motion.

All pictures can be viewed larger
by clicking on them.

St. Augustine Old Town Trolley Tours
Welcome Center

Amanda viewing the route on the map

My mom (Grandma Lisa)

Authentic Old Drugstore

Old Town Gate

Flagler Memorial Presbyterian Church

Flagler College

Lightner Museum

St. Francis Barracks

The Oldest House

The Oldest House

End of the Trail

Miniature Red Train Tours in front
of Ripley's Believe It or Not

Fountain of Youth

Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth
500 Years (1513 - 2013)

Statue of Spanish Soldier
on guard at the gate

Spanish Moss

General Store

Oldest Store Museum

Gator Bob's Trading Post

If you missed Part 1, you can see it here.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

St. Augustine, Florida - Part 1

We did lots of neat things while on vacation in Florida. One interesting place that we visited was St. Augustine. It's the oldest port settlement in the continental United States, founded in September 1565 by the Spanish. It's older than Jamestown, which was established by the English in May 1607.

I'm sure you will enjoy this series as much as I enjoyed choosing the photos for it. All photos can be viewed larger by clicking on them.

Driving into St. Augustine

The sign: Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

The oldest masonry fort in the continental United States.

Touring St. Augustine

One way to tour St. Augustine is
by horse and carriage.

The beautiful blue water of the Matanzas Bay
with boats and the bridge that we drove over.

From left to right: Robbie (my husband), little Amanda,
Jessica, Grandpa Ken, Grandma Lisa, Jeremiah and Samantha

From left to right: Tina (me), Robbie, Samantha, Amanda,
Jessica, Grandma Lisa and Jeremiah

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

European Village, Palm Coast, Florida

When we were in the States, my mom and step-dad took us out one evening for pizza in the European Village, which is located in Palm Coast, Florida. It was my grandmother's treat, but she couldn't come with us as she wasn't feeling well.

We ate delicious Italian pizza and enjoyed a totally different setting for a few hours. It certainly made me yearn to go back to Europe where I lived for seven years in my childhood and got to travel extensively.

Since it was the evening when I took these pictures, the lighting wasn't very good. Also, I didn't have a camera with me, so I used my mom's Blackberry.

Sisters walking in the evening
through the European Village - 1.

Sisters walking in the evening
through the European Village - 2.

These first two photos are the same,
only cropped differently. I was inspired
to show you two points of view
after seeing a post by Mary @ 

So, which one do you like better, 1 or 2?

Samantha and Jessica in
the European Village.

3 sisters walking in the evening
through the European Village.

3 sisters at a lamp post in
the European Village.

Amanda at the fountain in
the European Village.

Jessica at a flower stand in the European Village.
This reminds me of a scene from My Fair Lady.

3 sisters: Amanda, Samantha and Jessica
in the European Village.

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