St. Augustine, FL

After leaving the hotel this morning, we drove down to St. Augustine, Florida. We stopped in Brunswick, Georgia for lunch at Applebees. I’m usually quite decisive when it comes to making a selection from the menu but I had a lot of trouble and ended up getting a hamburger. We spent most of the day in St. Augustine. It was rather hot there today. St. Augustine of course is the oldest city in the United States. We walked around the city for several hours this afternoon. The first thing we walked to see was the Old St. Augustine Village, but they were closing when we got there at about four, as were many other businesses in town, a lot of which are family owned. From the outside we saw the Lightner Museum, formerly the Hotel Alcazar and Flagler College, formerly the immaculate Ponce de Len Hotel. A little later on we walked down a long narrow street lined with shops and such. We stopped in a large number of them over the course of a couple hours. On the way back to the car we got a good look at Castillo De San Marcos an old Spanish fort on the waterfront in St. Augustine. We left St. Augustine and drove up to Jacksonville and the Wyndam Hotel where we were staying for the night. A little while after we got there we went to a nearby resturaunt for dinner, the Chart House Resturaunt. It was a nice place although I was having trouble forming an opinion about it likely because of the unusual, somewhat dated dcor. I had the shrimp scampi, which was very good. Later in the evening back at the hotel, we were with Aunt Lauren when she met an old friend from high school at the hotel. After Arien and I were introduced to him, we excused ourselves and went back to the room. We watched the better portion of The Skeleton Key before getting rather tired and going to sleep.

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