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LOVE LOVE LOVED Tennis Villa 15B

LOVE LOVE LOVED Tennis Villa 15B

July 12, 2011 No Comments Colony Reef Club St Augustine Beach Florida Review If you are looking for a great place to go on your next family vacation Tennis Villa 15B is the place to be… our family ranged in ages from 7-57 and we all had a wonderful time.  Disney is a short drive away, you have a pool ...

 

Castillo de San Marcos: The Only Remaining 17th Century Fort in the U.S.

Castillo de San Marcos: The Only Remaining 17th Century Fort in the U.S.

February 21, 2011 No Comments Located on the edge of the historic district in St. Augustine, Florida, Castillo de San Marcos was built by the Spanish at the end of the 17th century. Dad and I visited in May 2010 as part of our visit to St. Augustine. History of the Fort St. Augustine is the oldest permanently occupied city ...

 

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St. Augustine Lighthouse: Illuminating America’s Oldest Port

St. Augustine Lighthouse: Illuminating America’s Oldest Port

February 20, 2011 3 Comments Located on the northern end of Anastasia Island, within the city limits of St. Augustine, the St. Augustine Lighthouse plays a critical role in water navigation. In May 2010, Dad and I set off to tour the lighthouse and accompanying museum. The surprisingly expansive museum and audio tour provided a great deal of historical information, ...

 

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Fountain of Youth: Discovering Spanish Florida

Fountain of Youth: Discovering Spanish Florida

February 9, 2011 No Comments Settled by the Spanish in 1565, St. Augustine, Florida is the oldest continuously-occupied city in the continental United States. St. Augustine was actually discovered by accident by explorer Juan Ponce de Leon in 1513. Legend has it that Ponce de Leon set out from Puerto Rico in search of the island of Bimini, where he ...

 

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St. Augstine, Florida – ‘gators and shrimp

St. Augstine, Florida – ‘gators and shrimp

November 18, 2010 No Comments What’s the oldest city in the United States? Our kids guessed Boston, and I confess, I would’ve thought New England would be the regional winner for the longest inhabited in the continental US. But we’d all be wrong – America’s oldest is St. Augustine, Florida. And as such, the town loves it’s history. And because ...

 

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