Today was a fairly regular day. Brock was slammed with work on his to do list and let us know early that we wouldn't be able to go into St. Augustine with us. By the time we finished up all our schoolwork, it was close to four o'clock. Some of my motivation gone, I debated whether to go into town or not. The campground's manager had informed us of a parking lot to park in that would cost us $10. It didn't seem worth it to me to pay that for only an hour or so. In the end, I decided to ask the kids if they were even interested and Brighton and Brynna both said yes they were. Spencer and Skylar were into their Legos at the moment and both said no, without hesitation, they were not. Brock said he was, but there was no way. So, Brighton, Bryn and I headed down to Castillo de San Marcos. This fort's construction started in 1672. We ended up pulling right into the fort's parking lot. There was pay stations everywhere that said 4 hour maximum and it turned out that an hour was only $1.50. Woohoo! Turns out I forgot the National Park Pass, so the kids and I just took a couple pics of the outside of the fort and didn't pay to go inside. We wanted to just do a little walking tour of our own of the area and so we did. I wouldn't call it especially educational, but it was entertaining to see all the old buildings and just relax. We had a great time together and, thanks to my phone's gps, made it back to the campground, even filling the Yukon's gas tank on the way home. I was keeping my eyes open for a store where I could pick up a gallon of milk on our route and found that there was a Dollar General right on the driveway for our campground. I hadn't ever been in one and didn't know if they carried milk or not, so we checked it out. They did. Another wahoo!
|Stacey, Brighton & Brynna at Castillo de San Marcos|
|Cool Architecture now a fancy hotel and high end shopping|
|Bryn keeps saying she can't believe we're in Florida.|
We are loving the palm trees
|Oldest Wooden School House in America|
|Grace United Methodist Church (1800's) - organ was playing|
as we walked by
|Not sure what this building was on the college campus, but|
cool smokestack with sun behind it.
Does it look spooky at all?
|Brighton was impressed with this fence made with these|
heavy weapon head things
|This is a Wells Fargo!|
|The kids are getting so old.|