Friday, August 1, 2008

Vacation Recap ~ St Augustine ~ Part 3

Ok, this is my last and final recap of our trip to St Augustine. I promise :)

St Augustine has its very own wax museum - Potters Wax Museum . They had over 160 wax figures ranging from presidents, explorers, royalty, and celebrities. It is kinda creepy in there with all of the people being so very life-like. Danyelle and I thought we could see their eyes following us when we moved.

Danyelle actually enjoyed herself in the museum this time. She was about 6 the last time we were here and the wax museum scared the heck out of her. So much so that we had to literally drag her through the museum. I am not kidding here- she was frozen with fear and wouldn't move. Haha, I am laughing now at the memory. But, I wont embarrass her even more by showing the pictures from then, because even though she was scared to death - you bet I was still snapping pictures!!

Gavin loved the wax museum and was really excited to see his friends from Star Wars:

We also saw super cute Captain Jack Sparrow and Harry Potter:

We don't have that many pictures from the wax museum because Katelyn was screaming her little head off the whole time. She wanted OUT of her stroller. So I went through rather quickly and waited outside for everyone else to finish. Which seemed like forever with- did I mention?- a screaming toddler.

We also visited the St Augustine Lighthouse. This is the one stop that we were all so excited about. The lighthouse was constructed in 1871 out of brick. The original stairs are still being used. Katelyn was to little to be able to go into the lighthouse, so she and I couldn't make the trip to the top. And I was very relieved about that. For one, I knew there was no way either Ken or I could carry her up the stairs, and second, there was no way in heck I could make it to the top!!

It is 219 steps to the top and the tower is 165 feet above sea level. That's alot of stairs. So right before they started into the lighthouse I told Danyelle to take alot of pictures because the lighthouse is very haunted. I wish I could have taken a picture of her face when she heard that. I was really hoping to get some good pictures with a ghost or two in them, but nope, nothing. Maybe next time!

This is a picture Danyelle took out one of the windows on their way up. They were only about 1/3 of the way.

Then this next one is of the view when they finally reached the top:

And then of course here they all are at the top. Notice how each one of them is holding onto the railings for dear life. And the one of Ken and Gavin where Gavin is holding onto Ken's pants.

I am bummed out a bit they didn't take a picture of me waiting at the bottom. Haha. And one of the lighthouse caretakers took this picture of us in front of the lighthouse.

We really had a wonderful time on this vacation. So much to see and do in St Augustine! We will definitely be going back.


JanMary said...

Thanks for visiting my blog - will check out that link.

Great family holilday photos. I remember going to Madame Tussauds wax works in London as a child - and was absolutely terrified! Never gone back :)

Happy2bme said...

Looks like a very nice family vacation you had!

Anonymous said...

Where's KK?

Andrea said...

haha...that is so funny that they were all holding onto the rails (or pants! ;) ) at the top of the lighthouse! And I love the family picture of you all at the bottom of the lighthouse

Wendy said...

So pretty!! Wesley would have loved to see all the Star Wars characters. He LOVES star wars and is counting down the days for the new Clone Wars movie thats coming out. Daddy will be joining him for that one. Girls night out for Lani and I!!

Dina said...

I really enjoyed all your details and photos. We were talking about our next vacation going to St. Augustine. After reading everything on your blog, I really want to go soon. Sounds very cool. Glad you had fun. I am still not over coming home from vacation. It's such a downer. Vacations Rock!!

shara said...

It looks like you had a lot of fun. I've never been to a wax museum, but it looks pretty neat.

Thanks for sharing your pictures!

We are THAT Family said...

What great photos! We went to our first wax museum last summer and my kids loved it!
Thanks for sharing.

Nancy M. said...

Beautiful pictures! Looks like a great vacation.