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Isafari
25-07-2010, 08:02 PM
I have decided for our December trip to have a little road trip to St, Augustine for a couple of days.

Anyone been there before?

foreverducky
25-07-2010, 08:06 PM
I watched an episode of Ghost Hunters in which they went there. One of their more creepy ones...it was at the local lighthouse. :ghost: Given your past Diane, I would avoid the lighthouse. ;)

Isafari
25-07-2010, 08:13 PM
Given your past Diane, I would avoid the lighthouse. ;)

:lol: Actually.......I've heard of a ghost watch thing that they do in the local abandoned jail which I have thought about doing :unsure:

foreverducky
25-07-2010, 08:40 PM
The Ghost Hunter folks went there too!

Isafari
25-07-2010, 08:43 PM
The Ghost Hunter folks went there too!

well maybe I will too :D
You actually shocked me that you remembered my ghostly encounter as it was years ago now! :jawdrop::lol:

foreverducky
25-07-2010, 08:47 PM
Even though I wasn't there.....I don't forget things like that! I love that stuff, but would be totally scared stiff.

I felt for you, but remember laughing so hard at your story. :hug2:

robertcraig
25-07-2010, 10:40 PM
I have decided for our December trip to have a little road trip to St, Augustine for a couple of days.

Anyone been there before?
I went on a day trip last year well worth it take the trolley bus tour and you can stop off at all the interesting places. you can park your car for free at the bus start:wiggle::wiggle::wiggle::wiggle::wiggle::wigg le::wiggle::wiggle::wiggle::wiggle::wiggle::wiggle ::wiggle::wiggle::wiggle::wiggle::wiggle::wiggle:

catrancher
26-07-2010, 11:12 AM
My DW and I spent a couple of days in St. Augustine back in 2003 when we were heading to Port Canaveral for our Disney Cruise.

It's a thoroughly enjoyable town to spend a couple of days in. Especially if you're into Spanish history and the conquest of the New World. We stayed at the Casa Monica hotel (http://www.casamonica.com/). It's located right in downtown St. Augustine within easy walking distance of the almost all the historical sights.

Some of the ghost tours can be great fun although most them of them are a bit campy sometimes.

The museums and historic sightseeing are enough to fill a good couple of days. The "Flagler's Legacy Tour (http://legacy.flagler.edu/Tours-sp8.html)" includes the "Hotel Ponce de Leon" which is now home to Flagler College. The "Lightner Museum (http://www.lightnermuseum.org/)" is worth a visit and is only about a block and a half from the hotel I mentioned right on Cordova Street. One of my all-time favorites though has to be the "Castillo de San Marcos (http://www.nps.gov/casa/index.htm)". Built to guard St. Augustine and defend Spain's interests in the New World, it's a remarkable piece of architecture that has stood guarding St. Augustine for over 300 years. Paltry perhaps by European standards but quite remarkable over here.

Give St. Augustine a try. I really don't think you'll be disappointed.

Tom (:macwave:... searching for the Fountain of Youth!)

PS - All this talk of Flagler refers to Henry Morrison Flagler, a nineteenth century tycoon and partner of John D. Rockefeller in the Standard Oil Company. Flagler is credited with creating Florida's east coast through his ownership of the Florida East Coast Railway which helped create towns and cities all along the east coast from Jacksonville in the north to the Florida Keys in the South.

Tom (:macwave:... again.)

Tinkfan
26-07-2010, 11:33 AM
:wave: We love it , it's beautiful! Don't eat at the food court in their mall though, Ben came down with food poisoning there!!!!:yes:

MystikPiglit
26-07-2010, 02:13 PM
We've been there for a couple of day trips. It is a beautiful town with lots of interesting things to see. :thumbsup:

There's quite a bit of info on this site:

http://www.augustine.com/index.php
(http://www.augustine.com/history/walkingtours.php)

Johnie
26-07-2010, 04:24 PM
I've only driven through it but I do want to take a visit and quite frankly, I wouldn't mind living there. It is just beautiful.

Isafari
27-07-2010, 05:11 PM
I went on a day trip last year well worth it take the trolley bus tour and you can stop off at all the interesting places. you can park your car for free at the bus start QUOTE]

Thanks - do you think there's enough to take up two days?

[quote="Tinkfan, post: 225330"]:wave: We love it , it's beautiful! Don't eat at the food court in their mall though, Ben came down with food poisoning there!!!!:yes:

Noted :yes:


There's quite a bit of info on this site:

Thanks Diane :thumbsup:


I've only driven through it but I do want to take a visit and quite frankly, I wouldn't mind living there. It is just beautiful.

I'm convinced - we're definitely going :yes:

Tom :worship: thank you for so much interesting information. Sounds like the camera will be needed :snap2:

Tinkfan
27-07-2010, 05:14 PM
:wave: have the best time!!!

robertcraig
27-07-2010, 05:24 PM
If you google ST AUGUSTINE FL youwill get a lot of info

Isafari
28-07-2010, 01:45 PM
Does anyone know if DH can do a half day deep sea fishing from St Augustine? Not looking at spending $100's.

We went to Clearwater last visit and before we went, I checked online and they wanted ridiculous money BUT, when we got there, there were loads of boats ready and for a very reasonable price. We had a dinner cruise booked though so DH didn't get to go :(

Isafari
28-07-2010, 01:48 PM
I found THIS ONE (http://www.sealovefishing.com/Scheduling.html) with the right sort of pricing but it's not the type of boat DH would prefer to go on - he's looking at the smaller boats.

catrancher
28-07-2010, 01:50 PM
Does anyone know if DH can do a half day deep sea fishing from St Augustine? Not looking at spending $100's.(

Yep! :yes:

Here's one (http://www.sealovefishing.com/Home_Page.html) that offers half day for $60. :thumbsup:

Tom (:macwave:... pops back out)

catrancher
28-07-2010, 01:56 PM
Hmmm... okay. Like minds and all that.

You're gonna pay dearly for something like a 40' sport fisherman like this one:

http://www.endlesssummercharters.com/image/32597263_scaled_384x288.jpg

Seriously, if all he's after is a half day, you're probably going to need to stick with something like the one we found.

Tom (:macwave:... pops out yet again!)

Isafari
28-07-2010, 02:06 PM
Seriously, if all he's after is a half day, you're probably going to need to stick with something like the one we found.

Tom (:macwave:... pops out yet again!)

looks that way again :sigh:
This was the problem we had for Clearwater yet when we got there he could have gone on many boats just like the sporty one for about $60 too.

Tom, is there a marina there where all the boats dock?

robertcraig
28-07-2010, 02:13 PM
looks that way again :sigh:
This was the problem we had for Clearwater yet when we got there he could have gone on many boats just like the sporty one for about $60 too.

Tom, is there a marina there where all the boats dock?
going on the st augustine web site the prices are from $300,$350 for 4hrs for 2 to 4 people

robertcraig
28-07-2010, 02:25 PM
there is a municipal marina at st augustine just south of bridge of lions

Isafari
28-07-2010, 02:31 PM
there is a municipal marina at st augustine just south of bridge of lions

Thank you - will check it out :yes:

robertcraig
28-07-2010, 02:59 PM
Thank you - will check it out :yes:
They also do scenic cruises from the marina

Isafari
28-07-2010, 03:23 PM
They also do scenic cruises from the marina

ooh, sounds interesting. We did one of these from Clearwater and enjoyed it. Any links robertcraig?

catrancher
28-07-2010, 03:56 PM
Tom, is there a marina there where all the boats dock?

There are several marinas in and around St. Augustine. Here, let me Google that for you (http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=st.+augustine+marina)! :ROFL:

Tom (:macwave:... gotcha! Sorry. I couldn't resist!)

Isafari
28-07-2010, 04:05 PM
Tom (:macwave:... gotcha! Sorry. I couldn't resist!)

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/75186662/smilies/lmaof.gif Yep, you got me!!!

Tink
02-08-2010, 02:47 PM
We did a little boat cruise to watch dolphins out of St. Augustine. It was nice enough. Quite low budget. LOL.

I don't remember the name of the restaurant, but there is one that advertises that you can feed the fish from your table. AVOID IT!!!! :eek: The food was HORRID!!! It's right on the water (of course) white and large. Sure do wish I could remember the name. :sorry: