Ok its the hurricane season so what do we do to keep ourselves occupied?We considered Peru and Cuba, however getting to these places by boat is a no no and its not possible to visit either without going via Canada or the UK so what shall we do?
As we have both spoken about a road trip in the USA Don booked us several flights throughout the country so we can have a break off the boat.
We flew with American Airlines, most of their planes have wingtips like this, I wondered if the pilots have misjudged the parking.
We are looking forward to returning to the Bahamas and spending more time there.
First stop Miami, collect a car then drive to Fort Lauderdale to stay and visit our friends there.
Geoff and Stroma let us stay in their Winnebago which is parked on their front lawn.
We managed to order and buy bits for the boat which are difficult to buy in Grenada so that was a bonus.
Met up and surprised our other friends who had no idea we were arriving we had a very nice meal at an Italian restaurant in town. Pete and Liz invited us to their home for a barbecue we had a great time.
So after breakfast on Sunday off we set for St Augustine Florida which is the oldest city in the United States. We were very lucky to checkin at a hotel right in the centre of the old town so we could walk to most places.
|The Fort which had walls that been repaired, we didn't visit the Fort as we have been to so many.|
|The Corn Exchange in days gone by|
|The Old look out tower, which had obviously been restored|
|All through St Augustine are so many old oak trees most of which are covered in Spanish moss|
|I wonder if he found a room|
|The stills in the background|
|An old settlers wagon, I bet it must have been a heck of a bumpy ride|
|Don waiting for customers at the gallows|
|This sherif was a huge guy|
|The old General Store|
|Lizard man, yuk|
|A real shrunken head|
|I can think of so many things to say about him, it must have been very difficult for him|
|Come on who believes in vampires?|
|Must have been one heck of a show|
|Ok so how did it eat? must have been a very skinny bird when it died|
|All made with old car bumpers|
|They had to surround this fella with trees, he's a long way from home|
The whole place has some wonderful buildings throughout in fact there is lots of historic buildings to see.
The fort, the city gates the cemeteries hold so many tales I can't tell them here all I can say if you are interested Google St Augustine and its history you will enjoy it we did.
Next Stop Savannah, Georgia.