Can't believe its autumn already, its 90 degrees outside. Are air conditioner have been running non stop for the pasted 5 months. Well here we are 3 weeks into our volunteering position. Seems like we just got here. We are having a great time exploring the area. St Augustine is a great city with much history as it is our oldest city. One of the greatest tours is Flager College. If you come here and only have time for one tour, do the Flager College tour. Thanks Jim ∧ Linda for telling us about this, as we may have missed it. See http://www.flager.edu/ To much to explain, like the Tiffany chandeliers and stained glass windows in the student dinning room. See the photo's and check out their website.
We also toured Castillo de San Marcos, http://www.nps.gov.casa/ Next we toured Fort Matanzas www.nps.gov/foma south of town. Both with huge history. We also did a boat tour around the harbor. See http://www.scenic-cruise.com/ See the photo's. In downtown the streets are very narrow. We toured the first mission Nombre de Dios, http://www.missionandshrine.org/ , The O'Reilly house. Super history here, see http://www.oreillyhouse.org/ Their is also the Greek Orthodox National Shrine http://www.stphotios.com/ We are trying to include more web sites so you can find out more about the things we have visited and it will keep our blog a little shorter. We did a lot of walking around town.
On Wednesday night there is a concert on the beach. Bring your chairs wine & cheese etc. and site back and enjoy. Speaking of concerts, we are about 300 yards from the St Augustine Amphitheatre, and heard several great concerts. The first was Toby Keith, next was Lady Antebellum, plus a few others. Toby Keith came with several buses(custom Motor Homes), and seven truck loads of stuff. See the photo's.
We also tried out our new tot, our kayak. We put in at Salt Run, a large bay that's goes into St Augustine harbor. The current and tides are strong so we don't venture to far. We are having fum. That's about it for now. Keep in touch and keep the emails coming. Blazer has nothing to say this week. He's not happy, because he can't be out to much in this heat.
See photo's below and some may be in the list on the left. This is a new version of blogger and its give me some problems. I like when they tell you we are making it better and easier to use!