We just got back from our babymoon in Florida. We spent the first few days in St. Augustine and the last few in Amelia Island (stay tuned for a separate blog). I was actually really nervous when we booked this trip a month or two ago because I was still pretty sick and wasn’t sure if I’d still be miserable by the time the trip came along. Fortunately, around 18 weeks the sickness did start to let up, and I began having more of an appetite and patches of the day when I would feel ok. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still nauseous and tired every single day, but it is way better than it was.
We stayed at Beachfront Bed & Breakfast while we were there and loved our cute room along with the easy access to the beach and private pool. We went with a bed and breakfast over a hotel just to do something a little different and romantic. The homey vibe was super charming and made for a great stay.
One of the reasons we picked St. Augustine as a travel destination was all of the historic sites. It is said to be the oldest city in America as it was founded by early Spanish explorers. We took the trolly around downtown, which was super nice since parking is tough. The trolly driver also told us a lot about the historic city. We only got off and walked around at the Castillo de San Marcos and Fountain of Youth. The Castillo (usually called “the fort”) has a live cannon shooting reenactment which was really fun to watch. The Fountain of Youth has the legendary Fountain of Youth but also lots of Spanish and Native American exhibits. However, my favorite part was the peacocks that were roaming around and were very willing to get their picture taken.
Watch my vlog of our St. Augustine trip here: