After we left Orlando, we spent some time touring St. Augustine. This is the nation's oldest city first sighted by Don Juan Ponce De Leon who claimed the land for Spain. It was founded 42 years before the first colony in Jamestown, Virginia which makes this the oldest permanent European settlement in North America. We saw the old narrow streets of long ago and the buildings of that time and took the trolley guided tour to get the most out of seeing this city.
We visited and did the wine tasting tour of San Sebastian Winery and brought back a selection of wine that appealed to us.
The Castillo de San Marcos National Monument stood out for me during this tour. I spent time inside and out learning the rich history of this oldest masonry fort in the US. It is a great view from on top looking out onto the land and water. We also fell upon the reenactment taking place at that time of firing a canon out into the water. From there we wrapped up the day visiting St. Augustine's lighthouse, but I couldn't persuade the crew to climbed the 219 stairs to the top! At that point exhaustion had crept in and climbing into bed was the only thing on their mind!!