Monday, June 30, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
The tickets are all day tickets so we climed the lighthouse, then left to have lunch at one of the restaurants on the water and returned to tour the rest of the lighthouse museum buildings.
After the lighthouse, we spent the rest of the day down at the beach.
From the jetty we watched a group of surfers. Some of them were pretty good.
There were several jellyfish swimming along the rocks of the jetty. It was kind of hard to get a picture of them. They would come up only for a few seconds and then back down into the water.
Michael knew that I wanted to see the lighthouse at night, so he made sure that we drove back at night to see it all illuminated.
It was truly beautiful. The picture does not do it justice.
Our time in Daytona was nice, we enjoyed it very much. It isn't a place I care to visit with the kids, but it has good points too.
Our last day of our trip we left open. We made no reservations. We decided to just play it by ear to see what we felt at the time that we wanted to do.
So be sure and check back to see where we ended up and for the final chapter.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
As you can see, I am fascinated with flying. I love looking out as we are flying over things, like the Gulf Coast........ Being above the clouds is just awesome to me. Layers of white fluffy clouds are just beautiful, not to mention getting to see other planes flying by as you enjoy the view. I love it!
Here is a picture of St. George Street......lots and lots of shops. =) One of my favorite things to do while on vacation (something Michael discovered about me).
Here are the gates to the city, you can see in the picture the sign advertising the "Ghostly Experience", boy do they promote that. Everywhere we went they were trying to get you to go on one of their ghost tours. Even people on the streets would see me taking pictures and tell me that if my camera is a digital one that I shouldn't miss taking pictures at night near the cemetery. They say if you take pictures of the graves that you will see ghosts in the pictures with your digital camera. We, however, found other places to be at night, like watching dolphins playing in the bay and seeing the sunset aboard the cruise boat.
We saw the oldest school house in the U.S. and the oldest house and the oldest drug store. I was getting ready to take Michael's picture in front of the school house, when this gentleman walked up and posed with Michael. He said, " I'll be the guy in the picture that everyone says, who's that guy?" His friends were saying what are you doing? It was so funny.
We visited Castillo de San Marcos. It was a neat place to visit. It is over 300 years old and built from Coquina. ("co-KEEN-a") a natural limestone composed of broken shells. You can see the fragments of shells inside the rock. Many of the structures in St. Augustine are made from this stuff.
The Casa Monica sits right across the street from Flager College and the Lightner Musuem, which is another huge structure built by Mr. Flager. It was The Hotal Alcazar, Henry Flager must have loved building extravagant hotels. When the hotel closed, Lightner bought the building to house his antique collection and then opened the museum. Ahhhhh......to be that rich. It has some really beautiful and interesting things inside.
The shrunken head was neat also and the first x-ray machine was interesting. I couldn't get a good picture of it, but it was big and worked off of static electricity.
Michael, being quite the history buff, enjoyed reading about the history of the lighthouse.
I was glad to see him enjoy being there.
I found this plaque there and thought it was nice and how very true it is.
I thought it would be a good way to end Part One of my Honeymoon Story. I hope you will return for the next chapter.