Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Hawthornes Were In St. Augustine.

The Hawthornes took an eight-day trip.
To parts south.

We made it to St. Augustine, Florida.
Mr. Hawthorne and I drove around to see the sights.

Enjoy the pics.
Lovely old oak.

St. Augustine lighthouse.

And no.
We didn't climb it.
Mr. Hawthorne doesn't do steps.

I want one of these for my house.

The Fountain of Youth.

Gotta try it.
Tastes horribly sulfuric.

But hey, I woke up the next morning,
looked in the mirror,
and I swear I looked 18.
(In dog years.)

The first day in St. Augustine,
it was sunny and 85°.
The second day, it was in the 50s and pouring.

So we made a very quick trip through this area.

Handmade caldrons such as this one were used aboard sailing ships.  They served as large community cooking vessels for the preparation of soups and stews for the crews.

Peacocks and peahens apparently don't like the rain.
They all gathered together under umbrellas or eaves to keep dry.

The peacocks/hens were my favorite parts!

1 comment:

Mel said...

You were here and I missed it?! Just a couple blocks down from these pics is the best sangria, served by wenches, and my favorite citrus tree. Did y'all cross the bridge? The Conch House is good food but I prefer another place, just a little further out. I don't know the name but the food is excellent. If its not hot, The Alligator Farm is actually fun.
Just south, down A1A, is my favorite beach. It's Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. It's a coquina beach. It has no hotels and the gardens and trails are on the west side of the highway. It's beyond beautiful!