Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Exploring the nation's oldest city

I started off this spring break by going to St. Augustine with a friend of mine from Georgia Tech. Our spring breaks lined up, and he flew down to visit. We took his plane over to St. Augustine since he had never been there (the flight was amazing!), and explored the city.

First thing was to walk around St. George street. We visited some of the shops, and made our way to the city gate.


Then a parade came through! It was the "Parade of Chariots", and it was really cool. There was a lot of singing and dancing and so many colors.

After the parade, we walked over to the Castillo de San Marcos and walked around there. The Matanzas was gorgeous that day.

We made our way over to Flagler next and accidentally crashed some sort of tour of the college. It was the last stop, and the guides thought we were with them and ushered everyone into a room. It turned out to be some sort of expensive tour (oops...), but it was a really cool little room. Everything in the room, including the drapes, were original to the room when it was the Ponce de Leon Hotel. There was even a clock made by Thomas Edison!

After that, we went to Scarlett O'Hara's to eat. It's right next door to Rhett's, and I felt at home with my floppy hat.

We flew back to Jax that night, and although I don't have any really good pictures, the view was incredible. I can't describe how amazing seeing all of the lights twinkle as you fly past is; it was like someone blanketed the Earth with stars. Thanks again Richard for the awesome trip!

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  1. Awesome pictures!! I want to go to Scarlett O'Hara's omg!!!

    She xx She may be the Song that Summer Sings

    1. Thanks! I can't wait to check out Rhett's next.

  2. Great pictures! I love the aerial views of the city especially!