St. Augustine, Florida, November 20-27, 2004 -- Trolley Day, November 22

One of the most impressive structures in St. Augustine is the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, the original fort built by the Spanish in the late 1600s. They built it out of coquina, and as every tour guide will tell you, a fort made out of coquina is like a fort made out of bubble gum. The cannonballs that are fired at it just got swallowed up by the coquina rather than doing any real damage. We didn't actually go inside the Castillo on this trip; next trip for sure.

Castillo de San Marcos

I don't know why Ponce de Leon had such a hard time finding the Fountain of Youth. There are signs for it everywhere.

Sign for the Fountain of Youth

The trolley tour guide informed us that Magnolia Avenue, with its canopy of magnolia trees dripping with Spanish Moss, was recognized by National Geographic as one of the ten prettiest streets in America.

Magnolia Avenue

Magnolia Avenue

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