Monday, July 28, 2008

Vacation Recap ~ St Augustine ~ Part 2

On to another post of our St Augustine vacation. Of course no vacation is complete without a visit to Ripleys Believe It or Not. Ken, Danyelle, and I had been there on our previous trip to St Augustine, but now we had Gavin and Katelyn who could also share in the fun!

They didn't allow strollers inside the museum so Katelyn was let loose. And boy was she happy. Running away from me into other rooms made her very happy. Gavin LOVED all of the different illusions and hands on stuff. There are so many neat artifacts and unique things to see. We all had a great time. Unfortunately my camera died while we were in there so I didn't get that many pictures.

Here is Gavin, Danyelle, and Katelyn posing with the Kodiak Alaska bear for Aunt Gina!!







Another place on our to-do list to see was the Castillo De San Marcos . Construction began on this incredible fort in 1672 and was completed in 1695. This is another structure in St Augustine that is made out of coquina shells and sand. The Castillo has defended the shores of St Augustine many times.

The fort is open to the public to take tours of the inside, but we chose just to walk the outside of the grounds. First off, the heat and humidity here are killers. We knew that there was no way we could walk the tour in the blazing Florida sun with dying of heat stroke! Although Gavin was disappointed we didn't go in, we promised we would take a drive back up here later in the year when the weather cools off just to go to the fort.








And we also had a good time looking out into the bay at the boats and looking at the lighthouse in the distance.







And Katelyn was there too- chillin in her stroller:




That ends part 2 of vacation recap. I still have Part 3 coming soon.

Have a wonderful week.

7 comments:

Colleen said...

Great shots! At the Ripley's by us, they have a cut out where the fat man's head is on that "biggest man" statue. I have a pic of my hubby behind it! :O)

Happy2bme said...

Love the photos!

Katelyn looks so hot; poor thing.

Andrea said...

It looks like you had so much fun...and it looks really beautiful there too!

Happy Hinotes said...

I can't believe how tall Danyelle is!!!! She is SO grown up!!!

Wendy said...

Hee:) I am glad you all had so much fun!! You took some great photos.

mmj100179 said...

How close to St. Augustine are you? I'm in Jacksonville. Great pics...it all looks familiar!

Anonymous said...

Boy does Ken look different in some of those photos......