8.19.2012

I Had Forgotten

I am not sure when I'd been to Saint Augustine last.

My long-time readers may remember how much I love St Augustine.  My ex-husband John and I used to go as often as possible.  For a while, we probably went once a month.

But I think it had been about a year since I'd last been, maybe more.

I had truly forgotten how much I loved it.

Lighthouse
Photo by Elayna


Photo by Elayna


  On our unexpected visit last Thursday, it all came back to me.


Fiddler Crab
Photo by Elayna


When we drove into town, as I looked around at all of the familiar sights, and inhaled the salt air, I broke into the hugest grin, and it never left my face the entire day.


There's something about simply being there that fills my spirit with happiness.

Mommy & Elayna
(This is the big goofy grin to which I referred.)

The company helped, too.


Elayna is a sneaky photographer....

We didn't even really do anything there on Thursday.  We arrived late in the day.  We walked, looked in the shops, toured around the fort, ate ice cream, took pictures, and just enjoyed the sights and each other's company.

Castillo san Marcos
B & Elayna

B & Elayna at the Wishing Well

Elayna & B....only a 3 year age difference,
but B is a tiny thing!

Elayna on St George Street

I just soaked it all in.
I can't wait to go back.....


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14 comments:

Keetha Broyles said...

I've never been to St. Augustine. I've heard others' reports of being there and I've read books set there. All that has made me want to go - - - but so far I haven't.

Thanks for sharing your St. Augustine experience with us today!!!

Tara R. said...

I can't remember the last time I visited St. Augustine. Your photos are making me want to hit the road for a trip there.

Amy said...

Looks like some place I'd like to visit if I ever make it that way. ;)

Glad you had a good time!

myevil3yearold said...

I have always wanted to go but we just pass by it on the way to the beach or the theme parks. Maybe someday

Heather Smith said...

Adding St. Augustine to my list of places to visit!

Aleta said...

You had me with the lighthouse! I'm nuts for lighthouses :) I don't know, but they are wonderful! It sounds like a lovely town :) Great pictures!

StarTraci said...

Looks like a wonderful day surrounded by beauty (family and locale!)

Happy Sunday!
:-)
Traci

Unknown Mami said...

Looks to me like you had plenty of fun! I'm glad you had a sneak photographer with you.

Wayne W Smith said...

That looks like it was a fabulous day!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I've been there once. My brother in law talked about going when I was in Florida but we never found the time. Next time we can try to meet there!

nancygrayce said...

I love it there too and haven't been in a long, long time! I think we need to take a trip there and soon!

Tammie said...

im so glad you had a good time! yay. the pictures are all great.

del king said...

This looks like a wonderful place to really relax and enjoy the surroundings and the people that are really important.

Kat said...

It looks and sounds lovely! :)