Day Trip to St. Augustine

Mom and I drove over to St. Augustine this morning, planning to visit the beach and then have fresh seafood somewhere for lunch.  We managed the first part, no problem.  Drove to Anastasia State Park and walked a very long boardwalk out to the ocean.  I took lots of pictures and stuck my feet in the ocean.  It was nice.  Brutally hot, but nice.  I wanted to swim, but I didn’t bring my suit; I haven’t wanted to get in the ocean in two decades, so it was odd that I felt the urge.  Maybe next time.

We drove by the lighthouse so I could snap a few pictures, and then checked Yelp to find food.  It failed us.  The first place was closed, even though it was supposed to be open for lunch.  The second place was inaccessible by car.  And the third looked to be permanently closed.  Add in weird directions from Apple Maps (which we switched to after Google Maps took us to a tiny neighborhood and announced we were at the beach), and we didn’t have time to try finding a fourth restaurant.  (I babysit for my nephew every Tuesday at 3:30.)  So we got Wendy’s drive-thru on the way home.  Sigh.

The pictures I took, though.  Damn.  It was a beautiful day for nature photos.  The clouds, y’all.  Gorgeous.  Full photoset is here, but some of my favorites are below.

Beach at Anastasia Island State Park

Beach at Anastasia Island State Park

Beach at Anastasia Island State Park

Beach at Anastasia Island State Park

Lighthouse and Museum

 

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