Saturday, April 10, 2010


For Easter weekend Kent and I decided to take a road trip to help ease us into the "no Easter with children" empty-nester phase of our life. we started out Friday evening and drove up to St. Augustine, a place we have visited before but thought we would enjoy again. St. Augustine boasts of being the first settlement on the United States continent, settled by Spanish settlers before America was established. (I would need to read up some more for an accurate history) Saturday morning we bought tickets for a tour ride around town and then went back to some of the places that sounded interesting. Here are some pictures.

Magnolia Street
Magnolia trees line the street their branches reaching across to form a canopy and spanish moss hangs from them.
It's really a beautiful street to drive on.

Flagler College
Largest and first indoor pool
picture is taken standing on what would have been the pool deck and looking down into the pool area.

After we finished in St. Augustine we drove west across the state to see the west coast, spending the night in Panama City.

On the way we saw a Piggly Wiggly grocery store and had to take a picture. we used to shop at the Piggly Wiggly in Texas and miss the store.

we stopped at a dock where fishing boats were docked, finished for the day, and enjoyed an amazing sunset. (we only get amazing sunrises on our side of the state)

Easter Sunday we spent the day driving home. We stopped at a unique restaurant for our Easter dinner. You have to enlarge this picture to get an idea of what this restaurant is all about. It boasts of being Italian steak and seafood, but also mentions American, international. and the menu claims our food was prepared by Chef John of England.

All in all we enjoyed the three day trip together and trying out our little convertible. We were a little burnt in spite of the 100 proof sun screen we used and we were really happy that we were only going 87 when the police man pulled us over, but we did get our car up as fast as 120 and could have gone faster so I guess that means another road trip to check her out again. Hope soon.


Shannon said...

Sounds like a fun trip! Did you get a ticket? =)

Doug and Natalie Allen said...

Sounds like you should explore the state every weekend in your fun car!

Judi said...

somebody got a ticket. and we would explore every weekend but then somebody wouldn't get to golf every weekend. now somebody might be willing to give up some of their weekends but not all of them.