We stayed last night at Anastasia State Park near St. Augustine, and explored St. Augustine today. I again guided the tour! And quite a tour I gave. It is a very interesting city. Many of the old buildings on the main walking street contain shops.
Another area we explored was the Flager area. A wealthy man who build immense hotels to attract his friends, movie stars, artists and politicians to the area, for winter months. His largest hotel is now a liberal arts college, that is also devoted to maintaining the buildings.
He also built a railroad line to the keys, that was destroyed by a hurricane shortly after completion. A book about him is on my list to find. Right now I am rereading The Water Is Wide, by Pat Conroy. Seems appropriate for the areas we have driven through.
I had a brilliant idea to drive further south today, instead of tomorrow. We forgot it is a long holiday weekend, and all state parks are full. We are at a KOA campground in Okeechobee, Florida and there 500 campsites, with every one of them full! Crazy and not our kind of camping, but we will take a walk and check it out!!