A few years back, my husband and I took a family friendly trip to St. Augustine to visit Old Florida landmarks.
We were total tourists and visited all the popular spots like the Lighthouse, the Fountain of Youth, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and the downtown area that is covered with brick roads and surrounded by old buildings.
In addition to these locations, one of our main stops was the Castillo de San Marcos AKA the Fort at St. Augustine.
This was truly one of the outstanding memories of our trip. There we toured the facility, and saw remnants of Spanish inhabited Florida.
We went into the Castillo de San Marcos barracks, a chapel, and explored various rooms throughout the locally quarried coquina structure.
We saw so many gorgeous views of the building, and surrounding water. Plus, we got up close to a variety of cannons lining the complex.
This was definitely a place that was under tight control at many points in our history.
Of course one of the most entertaining parts of our exploration, was watching the Spanish Soldiers reenacting fort living.
They marched throughout the grounds, and then made their way to the top-level.
We followed, and after a few minutes we watched them load the cannons and set them off. There was many a “LOUD BOOM”!
It was an awesome display, that was then followed with plumes of smoke containing the smell of gun powder.
This trip to The Fort AKA Castillo de San Marcos was truly a memorable one and a place where we would visit time and time again.
Carlee @ FLL