Anastasia State Park, St. Augustine, FL

This post is dedicated to Alan Nash DeClue, my HB.

From the very first day, I knew we were going to love Anastasia State Park due to the Atlantic and the beach, but mostly because it will be our last coastal stop for a while. I first became addicted to the ocean when we visited Myrtle Beach in September of 2008. So, these last few months coming down Florida’s Panhandle and up the east coast have been a real treat for us.

Anastasia Island and St. Augustine offer so much to do and see and we did as much as we could! The first couple of days were spent visiting the Lighthouse and Castillo de San Marcos. To explore the rest of St. Augustine we used the Red Train, which allowed us to get on/off at all the sites we wanted see, such as The Old Jail, the Distillery, the oldest street/schoolhouse/house, the Freedom Trail, The Fountain of Youth, the blind & deaf school that Ray Charles attended, and so many other historical stops. If you haven’t been to St. Augustine, you really should go!

We spent one day at the Golf Hall of Fame and enjoyed seeing all of the memorabilia. The first floor features a huge section on Bob Hope that we both really liked. Upstairs they have a great locker room and Eisenhower’s golf cart! The trophies in the Tower were amazing. They have a replica of the bridge from the Old Course and antique golf balls and clubs. One of the first golf games was intended to hit the ball for something like nine miles! Outside on the grounds we played 18 holes of putting greens and for those who know my putting ability, let me just say that Kenny won the round!

I will stop here, because it’s once again moving day and my driver tells me it’s time to get going… I think there are enough pictures here to keep you busy until my next post, which I promise won’t be too long from now. Until then, love one another and be kind because it’s really all that we have in life.

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2 Comments

  1. It is amazing how architecture was constructed back in that time without the technology we have in the present, and yet it stands today as solid as it did when it was built. (And my opinion, it has more character to the structure than the modern architecture).

    The pictures are magnífico, thanks for sharing them with me. Take care of yourselves and enjoy.

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