Wednesday, October 5, 2011
St. Augustine - Florida
St. Augustine is the oldest city in the US; it was founded by Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles of Spain in 1565. We drove up to St. Augustine from my niece’s place in Orlando (about a 2-hr drive). Since we had one-year old baby with us, we decided that the most convenient way to see city’s attractions was to take the Old Town Trolley tour. It was a hop-on hop-off tour that covered the entire city; the conductors also provide narrations about the different sights mixed with trivia and humorous stories. We made stops at the Old Jail/ Gator Bob’s Trading Post/ St. Augustine History Museum, the San Sebastian Winery and the Castillo de San Marcos.
At the end of the winery tour, we received a crash course on wine tasting and got to sample San Sebastian’s wines. It was a very interesting and informative session; I felt like I understood wines better after that experience. We ended up buying two bottles of their fine wines.