Journey of a Lifetime


Monday, May 10, 2010

Day 18 - Mission: St. Augustine, FL

This morning we said our good-bye's to Uncle Bob & Aunt JoAnn.
She graciously allowed me to photograph her close-up (remember she took a fall & ended up with 7 stitches and a broken pinky finger?)
As you can see, its all healing nicely.
Today we are heading just a little ways up the coast of Florida, through Daytona & to St. Augustine.
Our first stop was the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse.
It was pouring rain at the lighthouse & I had another clumsy moment. Note to self: Do not run in the rain in flip flops, especially in front of a complete group of strangers. I fell, scraped my knee, & bruised my pride.
Next, a drive through Daytona Beach & by Daytona International Speedway.
Then a drive out to Fort Matanzas - a small fort to protect the back way into St. Augustine.
Finally we arrived in St. Augustine & at Castillo de San Marcos - the oldest masonry & only 17th century fort in existence in North America.
The walls are made of a material called coquina - a type of rock formed by tiny shells that have bonded together like limestone. As you will see we had some fun here:

Jennifer with the drawbridge guard.

Little doorways - those Spaniard's were short!

REAL little doorways -
those Spaniard's were REAL short!

Giant cannon

Colby, aka Dr. Juggle's, new act:
the Human Cannonball!!!

And some other highlights from today:

My favorite lighthouse so far:
the St. Augustine Light

Dangerous marine life?

& to end the day:
A beautiful western sunset on
the eastern coast.

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