The Great Escape / Oct-2012 to Oct-2013 travel blog

Our campground is a jungle!

Surf is rough from Hurricain Sandy

North city gates

Spanish Fort

more Spanish fort

Spanish architecture

We have made it all the way to Florida!

We are on another barrier island but it is only a mile from the mainland and there is a bridge. The ocean is a short walk, the campground is a like a jungle, and more sand! I guess I can put up with sand.

St Augustine has a lot of history and is interesting, but too much of the town is taken up by tacky amusements like a wax museum, pirate stuff, and a Ripley's freak show. We only looked at the historical stuff and there is plenty of it. This was the colonial capital for 250 years under the Spanish, and there is a fort, city wall with gates and defensive redoubts, many monuments, and other spanish landmarks.

Another fabulous dinner of local cousine! More grits, shrimp, collard greens, beans & rice, and they are all served together. It doesn't seem like they should all go together, especially the grits, but they make it work and it is delicious!

New Jersey, NY, and Connecticut and getting getting major coastal flooding from "Superstorm Sandy". The weathermen are saying '100 year flooding'. We were very lucky to have avoided the effects of Sandy by starting our trip when we did. One week later and we would have been right in the middle of it all. We have been watching the news reports and most of the places we were in just a week ago are now disaster areas.

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