At last, a trip to the beach in the dead of winter. For years we've been traveling to the same places time and time again, but lately we've begun to branch out, exploring our world one suitcase at a time.
We decided to try St. Augustine, a town known for its rich historical foundations. The drive is about six hours, so our arrival was past midnight. After some obnoxious technical difficulties, we finally got admitted into our room and slept fast. Dad and I got up early to go running on the beach, showered, and then went to the Alligator Farm, a zoo known for its large quantity of gators. We toured the city a little, popped in on the Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum, and ate dinner at a small seafood place. The next day, Dad and I went running on the beach again and then went to Castillo de san Marcos, an aged fort. After that, we walked to the Lightner Museum which stored a collection of porcelain, a historical hotel layout, and a large amount of art. I must say, I think the Lightner was my favorite part of the entire trip (besides the gumbo!). We toured a small portion of Flagler College, which is undoubtedly the most beautiful architecture I have ever seen in the South.
A roadside shop.
St. Augustine itself is a city full of art and beauty, both historical and modern. Will I go back? Definitely. Here's some more photos.