St. Augustine, Florida

February 2 – 8: This city has much to offer the tourist and longtime snowbird. Thankfully we had two local guests who dictated a big list of things to do and see. Wendy and Chick Opel, friends from Annapolis, who have purchased a house here and had many ideas on how Colin and I should spend our time. The Farmer’s Market with live music next to our campsite (see video at the end of this post), the Trolley Tours to include the historical downtown St. A, the Castillo de San Marcos (fort), and the music box demonstrations at the Lightner Museum (see 2 videos below), to name just a few of their suggestions. The town had a bit of a Disney World character about it with all the tour trolleys and their loudspeakers but we particularly enjoyed learning about the Spanish heritage of the town (the first European settlement in North America) and the frequency at which ownership changed from Spanish to English, French, Confederate, etc. Delightful time, but we are toured out!

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Music box demonstration in the Lightner Museum, St. Augustine, FL

Local Farmer’s Market Jam Session, St. Augustine, FL

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