This week we are traveling back in time!
On the way to Fort Lauderdale, we stopped at historic Saint Augustine. We previously wrote a post where we visited Frederica Fort. That was the British Fort built to protect their land from the Spanish. Saint Augustine was the Spanish Fort.
Driving the camper into Saint Augustine almost gave us heart attacks! There is no warning that the roads are tight. People drive kind of crazy. Initially, we couldn’t find any parking that fit us. We asked the attendant at the public parking garage if he had any idea where we could park. He pointed across a soccer field and said,”try there that’s where all the busses park”. Not only did we fit there. It was free! We walked the downtown area. It was full of shops and restaurants. Everything was built ” historic Spanish style” What a tourist trap! We totally recommend visiting French Fry Heaven we had poutine which is french fries covered in brown gravy and mozzarella cheese. I know it sounds gross but its like crunchy mashed potatoes and gravy. It is a Canadian thing.
Saint Augustine has The Cathedral Basilica which is the oldest church in America. We didn’t get to see much of the inside of the church. There was a concert going on inside and we would have had to pay to see more of the church.
After walking around for a while, we toured the local distillery. It was a free tour and we got free samples of the booze they make in a converted Ice Plant. The tour guide was great. We didn’t expect her to be. She looked kind of bored before the tour started. It was a surprising turnaround. The distillery uses mostly local sources for their production.
Well, I think that’s it for this post. The past couple of weeks we’ve had issues with the pictures not rotating in the posts. Sorry bout that still trying to figure it out. Love you all! There will be more next week!