Friday, July 6, 2012

Family Vacation In St. Augustine FL


This year for our family vacation we drove down to North Carolina to visit my parents and they took us on vacation to St. Augustine FL. It was one of the most fun vacations our family has ever had. St. Augustine, is one of the best places to go on a family vacation. They have beautiful beaches and  lots of attractions for the entire family to enjoy.

Our first stop was the beach of course as soon as Tropical Storm Debbie quit long enough for us to get down to the beach. We stayed in a condo on the beach, which was fantastic. We were close enough to walk down to the beach whenever we wanted to drink our hot tea and watch the sunset.


St. Augustine Beach







The oldest light house that is supposed to be haunted
by a mother and her two daughters.



Top of light house.


The next stop was the Alligator Farm
 




Where we met our cute new friend. 




Next in line the next day was the Old Jail.






Then we were off to the Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum.

Where my mother who is only 4'9" stood in front of a one of the
tallest men in the world.





Then we spent another day on the beach.



The next stop was the Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Ghost Train.
Where we took a tour on the city and all of it's haunted attractions.


Where we visited the Old Fort. It's amazing how something so 
beautiful can have such horrifying past.



One of the oldest grave yards in the United States. People are forbidden to enter
the grave yard, because of the age of the head stones. 

From there we took a tour of the city at night on a horse and buggy, while visiting the oldest house and other historical buildings of the city while listening to the stories about what took place in the building. 

It is very easy to fall in love with the beauty of St. Augustine. The city and the beaches are absolutely breathtaking. We spent seven full days in St. Augustine and we still didn't get the opportunity to see and do everything we wanted to. Next year we plan on taking a few extra days when we return for another vacation.  It is definately a good place to take the family for a vacation, you will not run out of fun and interesting things to do with the family. 

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