St. Augustine

Andy and I had a great time on our mini vacation!  We spent Sunday and half our Monday hanging out with my family in Crescent Beach (my dad’s family rents a series of condos for our family reunion every year), but on Saturday we spent most of the day walking around Historic Downtown St. Augustine.

Above is the street level view of the gorgeous Flager Hotel which is now Flagler College. I almost went to college here, but they cancelled my major right before the end of my senior year of high school.

We parked and walked around early in the morning so we could avoid most of the crowds and the hottest part of the day.

I love going through all of the tacky tourist shops. Nothing says “Florida” like an air plant stuffed in a painted armadillo.

   

This was a cute shop called the Red Pineapple. I didn’t end up buying anything, but I could see Andy mentally bracing himself for a hefty credit card hit. Ha, showed him!….wait……

We ended our downtown adventure at the Columbia Restaurant, where the family gathers every year on the last day of the reunion.  Since Andy and I aren’t going to be able to make it, we had our own little luncheon. Best black bean cakes EVER!

The beach pictures are coming, but I figured this was pretty much all the vacation pics you guys could take in a single post.

 

About Julie

My name is Julieanna Bucior, but I go by Julie (unless I'm in trouble). I'm thirty one. I am a bookkeeper by day, rogue fashion designer/crafter/amateur baker by night. I spend most of my time feeling like a kindergartner trapped inside an adult's body. I love reading, hanging out with my crazy cats and being silly. I'm pretty much the girl next door, with a twist.