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