St. Augustine…The Captain…and Me….yes, we visited this old city as we made our way up to Charleston, South Carolina for our wedding anniversary! (June 3rd)
Did you know that St. Augustine, Florida is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the United States?
Every time I hear the name, I think of an old song about the Mission in St. Augustine.
Perhaps some of you will remember this song?
In the Mission of St. Augustine, we said Farewell
And we made a vow to meet again, As tear drops fell
but now I wait alone, while the candles burn
my darling where are you, won’t you please return
In the Mission of St. Augustine, I wait for you
and the vesper bells will chime again, just for us two
I’ll kneel and say a prayer, for the moment when
in the Mission of St. Augustine, we meet again
Sigh!…yes, the romantic in me has been ignited again!
I don’t think it was ever extinguished, perhaps an ember or two every now and then in my life but never ever extinguished! 🙂
Below are a few of the pics I took and I will share them with you.
We arrived in St. Augustine in late afternoon and after a wonderful steak dinner, the Captain and I went on a carriage ride around the historic part of the city.
Our driver was a wonderful lady who kept us informed on the sights we were seeing.
I just loved the leisurely pace of the horse and carriage.
Narrow streets….now of course they are one way streets.
More Old homes.
Old Colonial homes.
The city was guarded by an old Fort. Lots of New Orleans type housing.
A very rich man named Flagler was responsible for much of the architecture and old homes, churches and hotels.
The old stone walls are around most of the historic homes.
This was the view from our hotel room…..what a perfect ending to a perfect day!
Tomorrow, I want to be sure to visit the Fountain Of Youth.
You remember your history lessons about Ponce de Leon searching for and finding the Fountain of Youth don’t you?
Well, I am definitely going to get about 5 gallons of that water and I am sure I will take off about 50 years…..;)
I will be sending pics of my new younger self….:)
Stay tuned…more to come!
Have a great week-end!
PS…If you would like to hear the song “In the Mission of St. Augustine”…just click on my featured video (upper right corner) and give a listen. 🙂
Donna Childs says
I married my daughter’s dad on June 3rd, 1967. Was a beautiful day in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
That sounds so romantic…..Maine is lovely!
thanks Donna…come back to us soon
Happy Anniversary Kari and Captain. Congratulations! You picked a beautiful spot to go to. Enjoy!