Sunday, July 12, 2009

Stuck in St. Augustine

We ended up spending a lot longer than we wanted to in St. Augustine, for three reasons.

Henry came down with his first illness. We figure he must have picked up a virus in Cocoa, probably while he was enjoying his first swing in the park. Kids carry lots of germs!! He was quite sick for three and a half days! I was worried sick, but with lots of TLC and the advice of friends and family, thanks Julie and Linda!, we got through it. But of course we didn't want to travel while he was running a fever, in case we needed to see a doctor.

The second reason was insurmountable. We were on the south side of the Bridge of Lions, the outlet into the Atlantic was on the north side, and the bridge was closed for two days for construction.

The third reason came up after the first two were resolved...Andy lost his glasses, in the ocean we think. So after the bridge reopened we had to spend yet another day in St. Augustine for an eye exam and a new pair of glasses.

After Henry's health returned we did get to see some of downtown St. Augustine. It was full of historic buildings and little gift shops, but was a little too touristy for our tastes. It reminded us both of Niagara Falls. We did, however, have a great time at "Happy Hour" at a little pizza place that featured two for one drinks and a free slice of pizza!

We did manage to see a littl

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