Wednesday, March 16, 2016

St. Augustine, FL Mar 13-16, 2016

While in St. Augustine, we stayed at the Elks Lodge RV Parking area.  Only water & electric (no sewer), but it's situated in a great location on Anastasia Island.  We were able to ride our bicycles to downtown St. Augustine (about 3 miles).  It made for a perfect place to stay while visiting the area.  Our only regret is that we weren't able to stay here longer.

This is Flagler College, once home to the Ponce De Leon Hotel which was built in 1888.  Henry Flagler was a millionaire and co-founder of Standard Oil Company.

Crossing the 'Bridge of Lions' into St. Augustine.  This is where things start to get a little bit crowded and busy.  St. Augustine is the oldest continuously occupied city in the country, founded in 1565. When they laid out the city, I'm sure they didn't expect to get over 5 million tourists each year!

St. George Street, a pedestrian-only walkway.  This is a popular area for shopping and tourism in St. Augustine.  We could spend hours on this street alone!

One of the photo stops on the city tour was to see the 60 Live Oaks lining the beautiful Magnolia Street

We rode our bicycles through Anastasia State Park.  They have lots of great rustic campsites, along with kayaking and birding trails

There is about 4 miles of pristine beachfront in Anastasia State Park.  It's a great place to walk and hunt for seashells.

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