Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Colorful Historic St. Augustine, FL

Stagecoach RV Park
St. Augustine, FL
October 27, 2015

Some 2 million visitors annually make their way to St. Augustine...lured by the sense of discovering a unique historic part of America. Founded in 1565, it is the oldest continuously occupied settlement of European and African-American origin in the United States. Forty-two years before the English colonized Jamestown and fifty-five years before the Pilgrims landed, the Spanish established St. Augustine. St. Augustine can boast that it "contains the only urban core in the U.S. whose street pattern and architectural ambiance reflect Spanish origins". Today, the City of St. Augustine maintains architectural control over the colonial city insuring that the "inevitable change which occurs in a living urban area respects the past". 

Joe and I spent the morning walking the streets of downtown St. Augustine. This must be a really good time to visit as it was not crowded or perhaps the weather was a deterrent as it was cloudy and drizzly. Either way, we were happy to be able to meander at our own pace. Neither of us was interested in shopping...the colors drew us there.

We are enjoying our stay here (except for the mosquitoes) and have managed to dodge the heavy rain showers. The overcast skies and cool breezes have been nice.

Until next time, let the good times roll...


  1. What a gorgeous place to visit. It's on our list for spring when we return. Thanks for taking us on this tour with you. I enjoyed it.

  2. Very pretty! It definitely looks european/spanish colonial. I can see why my mom has always raved about the place. I am sure it will be on their itinerary when they head east next year.

  3. An excellent place to visit, we did that many years ago and loved it, enjoy !