St. AugustineNovember 11, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Tags: Florida, museums, photos, restaurants, video
James had Veteran’s Day off, so we headed to St. Augustine for a day trip. While there we saw the Castillo de San Marcos, a 17th century Spanish fort with the distinction of being the oldest one of its kind. Liam had a great time climbing around on the battlements, and we made it there just in time to see the re-enactment guys shoot off a cannon. Sweet!
After a walk through the old historic district, we grabbed a quick bite to eat at Crazy Dogs (yum!), then we hiked to Whetstone Chocolates for some dessert and a tour. We ended up skipping the tour – we just missed one, and we’d have to wait around awhile for the next one – but we did partake in some pralines and fudge. Liam had a marshmallow dipped in chocolate and sprinkles on a stick. He enjoyed it very much. What’s not to love?
Bellies full, we trekked back to the new Pirate and Treasure Museum, which was totally awesome! Liam could steer the ship and light a cannon (complete with sound-effects. Boom!). They had a bunch of genuine artifacts recently found right in St. Augustine. And a lot of cool animatronic pirates fashioned by the guys at Disney. We had quite a shipping spree in the gift shop. Liam’s been into wearing hats at home, so we bought him a pirate hat for his collection. And a pirate ship bath toy, which is amusing him as I write this.
Here are some more photos from our trip. Enjoy!