Friday, June 5, 2009

Our Minimoon

Rob and I went on a "minimoon" to St. Augustine, Florida just after the wedding. We stayed at the lovely Casa Monica hotel, which we would recommend to anyone who is visits St. Augustine. The decor was inspired by Old World Spain, and as such, we felt like royalty! We arrived on mid-day on Sunday, had lunch outdoors at Harry's, where we had the best hamburger, chicken sandwich and fries of our lives! Maybe because we had been up since 4:30 AM to catch our flight and hadn't eaten anything all day? After lunch, we crashed for the afternoon... tired from the weekend of wedding festivities. We ventured out away from town toward the beach, and found a small place to eat dinner overlooking the ocean. Because we had napped, we had energy to enjoy the pool and hot tub at our hotel after dinner, and were the only ones there, which was really nice!

On Monday, the sky was threatening rain... and Rob gave in to one of my favorite pasttimes... shopping! We meandered through some antique shops and other cute boutiques downtown in Historic St. Augustine, and ran into an ice cream parlor to wait out the rain once it began to pour, had some ice cream, and experimented with the camera. By evening, the weather had cleared up, and we ate dinner at a nice restaurant, The Reef, overlooking the ocean once again... and then took a walk on the beach.

Tuesday was our beach day, and thanks to our hotel's partnership with a beach club, we were spoiled with a secluded spot on the beach with free chairs and umbrellas, and a really nice pool!

On our last day, we decided to visit all of the historic sites we had passed throughout the week, such as the Castillo de San Marcos and the Fountain of Youth. There are lots of pictures of these in the slideshow, and we warn everyone NOT to drink the FoY water...

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