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Shorts for Christmas – St.Augustine

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We spent Christmas (in shorts!) in St.Augustine.  We had heard from everyone that has been how beautiful this city is, but you really have to see it to believe it.  The city kicks it up a notch for the holidays – every tree is lighted, there are decorations everywhere, and carolers, and tour-trains pumping out holiday music complete with festive singers.  I also met my first real-person Christmas tree and Scrooge in flip flops.

Christmas Tree

Robert Orbani “Christmas Tree” on sv Sirena

christmas building

At night

But there is so much more to this town then holiday festivities – did you know that St.Augustine has the distinction of being the oldest city in the United States?  The Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock in 1620, whereas the Spanish explorer Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles landed ashore in Florida in 1565. He named the area St.Augustine, the patron saint of brewers. And there are so many good brew pubs here!

bridge of lions

We passed under the Bridge of Lions to enter St.Augustine’s southern mooring field.

waterfront

Fort

Fort Matanzas

gate

buildings 1

building 3

cityvillage

Happy Hours

Happy Hours – specials on drinks and free cigars – everyday!

fog

We had a White Christmas morning Fog – Florida’s version of White Christmas

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One thought on “Shorts for Christmas – St.Augustine

  1. looks so lovely!!! Love cities like this…and warm too!

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