"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

May 30, 2011

May 29 - St. Augustine, FL

Day 84 - Fountain of Youth
Anchorage Inn & Marina

We went to the Fountain of Youth Park this morning...a little touristy, okay...a lot touristy, but it is were the history of colonization in America began in 1513. It's a good place for us to start our American history lesson since we will be traveling up the east coast this summer to many other historical places. We did get to drink from the fountain of youth...so no more worries about getting old. We stopped at Fort Castillo de San Marcos on the way back. It is the oldest masonry fortification in the United States built in 1672. It was built to protect and defend Spain’s claims in the New World. Though caught in the whirlwinds of colonial warfare and intrigue, it was never defeated in battle. Its scarred walls still stand witness to over 330 years of history and culture. The rest of the day we spent on the boat…catching up on things.
 Part of the grounds at the Fountain of Youth Park
 Indian village demonstration at the park
 The Fountain of Youth
 Cannon firing near the site where Ponce de Leon first landed
 City Gates of St. Augustine
 Fort Castillo de San Marcos

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