Thursday, March 16, 2017

Exploring New Places

About twice a year
 Running Man and I try to get away

and explore a new place, a different city, or a unique area
of the country.

Recently, we had the chance to 
visit St. Augustine, Florida for a long weekend.

Hoping for warm weather and sunshine,
we mostly had cool cloudy days spattered with
rain, but, oh, well, better than snow.

St Augustine is the oldest
continuously occupied city in the US
founded in 1565 by the Spanish.

We visited the Castillo De San Marco,
the oldest masonry fort in the US
looking out towards the bay and the Atlantic.

Being young at heart,
we didn't visit the Fountain of Youth
which was supposedly
discovered by
Juan Pounce de Leon in 1513.
Wouldn't he laugh now at our
obcession of being youthful.

We spent time at the 
World Golf Hall of Fame

and even had a chance to practice our
putting skills.

Along with a food tour
in a little red roadster
we enjoyed many of the yummy tastes
of the area.
Isn't that how you learn about an area
through it's food?

Before heading home we
played for a day at
joining up with our Florida daughter and
having fun
drinking a butter beer 
 in Diagon Alley

and watching as Running Man
rode the Rip Ride Rockit.

knowing what goes up
must come down
after it goes upside down! 

We had a great time exploring this area.

your path takes you to some
interesting places soon.

Happy Stitching,


  1. Sounds like you had a lovely getaway. We live in southeast Florida and have season passes to Universal / Islands of Adventure. We've also visited St. Augustine many times but not since our children were small. You've inspired me to schedule another visit soon.

  2. I love St. Augustine. We went there years ago and I have fond memories. Thanks for sharing all the photos. Hugs

  3. How wonderful! I love St. Augustine. No thanks on the Rip Tide Rocket and the Golfer's Hall of Fame, otherwise it sounds like you had a super time! We take lots of mini vacations - ie. long weekends, but haven't been on a plane together in years. So happy that you go to see you daughter. I'd love to hear more about her museum work someday.

  4. Oh I always enjoy your travel posts. Looks like a fun place to explore! Love that Spanish architecture and the food looks amazing.
    Universal Studio is such a fun place too. The HP area is so well done it feels like a movie set, doesn't it?
    It must have been wonderful to see all the green and flowers.

  5. Good thing you took your parasol with you! Looks like a fun trip! Food looks amazing. Sorry no rides like that for me! So great when you can include a visit with children.

  6. That looks like a fun weekend. :D

  7. Looks like a fun time was had by all. It's always so nice when we can spend some quality time with our grown kids. Your hubby must be a bit of a dare-devil to get on that ride lol!

  8. I am quite used to your old-fashioned fun photos by now but this one was hilarious! :)

    I visited St. Augustine many years ago and loved it. What a great time you had and wonderful photos to capture all of the special moments.

    I'd have never gone on that ride, lol!

  9. LOVE the vintage photo! : )
    I have never visited Florida, but now I know what I want to see if I ever make it there.

  10. I have been in Florida but this does look a lot different from the places I have been!
    We are never more than a few hours in the car away if our family lives on the other side of the country. You have to travel a bit further to meet op with your daughter.
    St. Augustine will be in my list of places to visit!

  11. What a fun vacation destination. Wonderful you were able to visit with your daughter too! Love all the great pictures.

  12. Love that vintage photo. So cute! We visited St. Augustine once many, many years ago. The food tour sounds like a fun thing to do. So nice that you spent some time with your daughter, too. I hope Running Man enjoyed the Rip Ride Rockit! It looks terrifying!

  13. What a fun trip you had ! I really enjoyed your pictures

  14. What a wonderful trip! You share your stories and photos in a way that makes me feel like I was tagging along. We recently had some butterbeer too, and it is so delicious!

  15. I love St Augustine - it's as close as Florida gets to actually celebrating history! I think one of the reasons I love New Orleans is that I grew up in Florida - where the old was constantly torn down and covered over by the new - and I was delighted to find a place where history was celebrated and preserved!

  16. That looks like a great time! What the heck is butter beer?! I love food tours, although my thighs don't!

  17. Looks like you had a great time! And all these photos look sunny to me... Much better than snow!

  18. Looks like you had a great time away with some interesting places and sights. Thanks for sharing your memories.

  19. I always love seeing where your adventures take you Kyle, and you didn't disappoint this time either. What a great pic to start off this post!

  20. Looks like you had a great time and obviously, much better than snow!

  21. Looks like a great place to visit--don't recall if I've ever been through there so may need to go again just to make sure! HA! But you'd never catch me on that roller coaster..I rode Tower of Terror at Disney way too many times because my DH was too afraid to go with our son LOL! Last time I rode with him, I told him it was the last, I was DONE because it scared the CRAP outta me!! HA My DH was no dummy.