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.
We then walked to the residential areas where there were many beautiful, historical homes.
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!!