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May 25th, 2010 8:50 AM

Here I am in St. Augustine, amazed at the history that exists in a city that is now 444 years old, having been founded in 1565.  The story of St. Augustine is the longest chronicle of any city in the United States.  Despite endless colonial calamities, including fires, floods, and destructive storms and wars, St. Augustine has survived and still flourishes in this century.

It is quite an interesting place to visit.  There are trolley and train tours of the city that will take you to historic homes, museums, an authentic colonial spanish quarter where you can step back in time to 1740, historic fortresses of the city and forts, an old jail, the "fountain of youth" where you can drink from the legendary fountain . . . . . there is truly something for everyone to enjoy.

You can climb 219 steps to the top of St. Augustine lighthouse for a breathtaking view of the city and the ocean!  There are unique shops lining the streets of St. George, with antiques and modern crafts, as well as many lovely places to enjoy a meal.  There is even a ghost train and tours to investigate the many "haunted buildings" with supposedly real ghosts that inhabit the area. 

A couple of days is simply not long enough to visit and experience all that St. Augustine has to offer.  But it is truly well worth visiting . . . . you will learn so much about America's oldest city!

 


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