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Catching Up: 2011 Honeymoon Trip - Part 2: St. Augustine, FL

The second city stop during our honeymoon was St. Augustine, Florida.  We stayed at the historic and amazingly impressive Casa Monica Hotel.  The hotel was first opened in 1888, and spent many years vacant and then later as the St. John's County Courthouse until it was renovated and re-opened as a hotel in 1999.



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A view of Flagler College from our hotel balcony.  After checking in, and taking in the views from the balcony, we walked down St. Georges Street on our way to Castillo de San Marcos.  St. Georges Street is the heart of the Old City.  The pedestrian only street is home to numerous shops, restaurants, inns, and it's not limited to St. Georges.  You can find a lot of treasures ducking down an alley or two.



Just north of St. Georges Street is the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument.  The fort is the oldest masonry fort in the United States as construction began on the structure in 1672.  The fort has also seen service under f…