An Afternoon in St. Augustine

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Top: J. Crew | Shorts: Macy's | Shoes: TOMS | Hat: J. Crew | Bag: DSW | Sunnies: Old Navy | Necklace: J. Crew
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SHOP EXACT/SIMILAR:

We got to St. Augustine from Savannah in the late afternoon and we set out to do some quick exploring that day. Sadly, my outfit pictures are all blurry! My camera was running out of battery and the focus was way off most of the time. I didn't even know that was a thing that happens. Maybe it's just my camera.

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This was my second time in St. Augustine and I still feel like I didn't fully experience what it has to offer. I mean, the city was founded in the 1500's. There's a lot of history to take in! I would feel a little better if we had taken a tour, like we did in Savannah and Charleston. Now, people may denounce guided tours as "tourist traps," but I happen to value tour guides and their unique perspectives on their cities. Tours give you a good foundation for exploring on your own and figuring out where you'd like to spend more time. So next time I'm in St. Augustine I will definitely do that.

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I just love brick roads!!
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Especially labeled ones.
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I kept thinking of that brick collector from the Modern Marvels episode on bricks that I had coincidentally seen the week before. Love that show.

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I was very happy to go inside the oldest wooden schoolhouse in the U.S. because the first time I visited (I was 8) it was closed for renovation.

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It's so cute! Creepy dolls and all. I don't mind them.

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Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse_Kitchen
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The structure is now tilted.
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Coquina floors.
The Dungeon | St. Augustine Old Schoolhouse
The old-timey version of time-out!
Ok, so this was the only part that was creepy. Apparently they placed bad children in here. I believe it. Life was harsh back in the day, so teaching methods were too.

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Old school bell, which you can still ring.
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There's a row of monuments dedicated to prominent Latin American figures (aka men). Here's Jose Marti, national Cuban hero (pre communist regime, obviously).
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I just loved this roof and the subtle growth on it.
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And then there's this little shop with neat little souvenirs for teachers and students. Like these little gems that I got for my teacher best friend:

sarcastic teacher gifts

Then we walked by the Castillo de San Marcos when it was still a remarkably sunny day. Not a cloud in the sky in this direction, but behind us was a different story.

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I considered cropping this little girl out but then decided that I liked her outfit, so she stays.

It got cloudy fast and my camera's battery was about to die, so this happened:

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Very unfortunate. Would have made great shots.
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And there's also this one via Instagram:
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And that's it for the first afternoon in St. Augustine.
Thanks for coming down far enough to read me thanking you for reading!

:)