Thursday, May 22, 2014

St. Augustine

We are in St. Augustine for a few days. Professing to be the "oldest city in the U.S.", it is a wonderful place to visit. The Spanish influence is felt throughout the city...the buildings, the art, even the food...we dined last night on Spanish bean soup and Cuban sandwiches (the real deal).

We meandered down the big stretch of street frequented by tourists.

Mr.MW checked his emails and Annie requested dinner.

(this kid has her father's long, long legs!)

We stopped by the little wooden school house...again, the oldest in the U.S...

...the old water mill...Annie and I will be out and about today...with the tourists.


This huge artisan mirror hangs in the lobby of our hotel. The hotel serves as a gallery for artists so there are a lot of interesting things to look at...all over.

The mirror, and all the lovely adornments that dangle from chains, is made of tin.

The detail is unbelievable! 

It is a magnificent work!


We are staying in an "historic" hotel. When you hear that word to describe a hotel in Florida, it usually means old and musty, with small windows and slow plumbing. In this case, we were pleasantly surprised. We have a nice room with a great view of the Lightner Museum. The room is spacious and full of natural light from three large windows. The t.v. is a big one. 

Bearing in mind it is historic and has a Spanish Moor influence with heavy, dark carved furniture...I still was not prepared for this... 

...two of them actually...queen size. Annie thinks they are wonderful!

Hope you are all having a great week...we are so looking forward to having a quiet Memorial Day at home.

Enjoy the day,


  1. BEAUTIFUL photos! the mirror especially ~ I have a thing for tin! I hope you are having a most splendid time together ~ I love how Annie sits in her walk-about-chair…legs akimbo!!! (and I see a 'friend' is with her too ~ you have a very special family my friend ~ thank you for sharing with us :)
    Blessed be,

  2. Morning Robyn, wonderful trip, love all the scenery. That is a beautiful mirror, love tin too. Enjoy, Francine.

  3. Hi Robyn, I've got instant love for that mirror! We have family in St. Augustine and it is one of my favorite places to visit. Happy Memorial Day!


  4. Thanks for taking us with you on your travel to St Augustine and showing us around.
    I love the charm of that mirror also. So many interesting works of art.

    Annie is comfortable sitting in that pose and that's all that matters .
    I love her nice sweet smile.
    Hugs to all of you and safe travel.

    I hope that you all have a wonderful stay there.

  5. Looks like a lovely trip. That mirror is amazing! Wow! Hope you have a nice, relaxing Memorial Day weekend.

  6. Love, love St. Augustine!!! I have never stayed at that hotel across from Flagler College, so nice to get a peek inside. That mirror is amazing.
    Hugs to you and Annie!

  7. Morning Robyn,
    I have been to St. Augustines just once and loved it. Weren't there but less than a day and I wished it had been more. One day.

    Such wonderful photos you shared - as always.


  8. I love history! Maybe that's why I am an antique dealer. What wonderful history you get to see. Janice