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Trip Start Dec 25, 2010
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Trip End Dec 31, 2010


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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

We woke up a little before 8:00 am.  Dad was already awake, but everyone else was still sleeping.  I ate some oatmeal and Miles had poptarts.  We left around 11:00 in the moring and headed to the Old Towne Trolley.  We did stops 1-3 then got off at the Old Drug Store.  There was some weird stuff in that place.  All sorts of teas for every ailment imaginable.  They also had lots of lotions made from natural ingredients.  We went to a salsa shop.  Bev and I were the only ones not diving in to try every spicy level available.  They offered me the "non-spicy cheese" but is was still spicy.  Miles, Dad, and Stephanie each bought something different, and we asked them to hold everything so we did not have to carry it all day.  Next we went to the fort "Castillo de San Marcos".  It was $6.00 per person.  We got to see the original chapel, barracks, generals quarters, where they stored ammunition, and then we went up top. There was a great view of the bay and I can see why the Spanish chose this spot for their fort.  We posed for several pictures but then realized we were getting pretty hungry.  We went to a place almost directly across the street called While Lion Bar and Pub.  I had chicken fingers, Miles and Bev had the French Dip, Stephanie and Luke ordered Chipotle and Buffalo chicken and then split each of them so they had half of each, and Dad, as usual got a steak.  We had ordered the "super nacho" or something like that and it was definately less that it was talked up to be.  I still had two chicken fingers so I put them in a plastic cup for later as we were walking down George Street. I saw a homeless guy and offered him the chicken fingers but he said no.  I bought a book called Ghosts Another summer in the Old Town primarily because the author was there signing copies.  I have since read the book and not only was it a quick and entertaining read, but it was extremely accerate on places even down to the Duncan Donut perpendicular to the Old Jail.  We went into a wine shop and actually ended up buying the Orange smoothie mix and the wine that went with it.  It came from fermented citrus instead of grapes.  We later hopped back on the trolley and made our wayto San Sebastian Winery.  We had to wait over 20 minutes for a tour to start.  We watched a video and the guy gave us a bunch of information about wine.  We got to try about six different wines all of which Miles thought were pretty bad, and since Bev and I don't like wine really we thought they were bad too.  We went out to get on the trolley but it was full and no one wanted to scoot over so we had to wait for the next one to come.  We had a long ride back, but learned some things along the way.  We saw the oldest house in St. Augustine, as well as Flagler College, and the Lightner Museum.  We still had to pick up our salsa. Instead of driving back into town I tried to convince Miles that he could jump off, run to the salsa shop, and jump back on at the next stop.  He did not think that it could be done.  I decided that it could, and when I get something into my head, there is no stopping me.  I jumped off at Stop 17 (the fort) and ran like a wild woman.  I got stopped by a traffic light and they went by in the trolly, so being the mature person that I am, I flipped them off. :)  I sprinted into the shop, got the salsa and went out and through the city gates.  I was convinced that I would not be able to catch them because I could see them far ahead turning out of Ripleys and getting further away.  So I missed stop 18 but I thought stop 19 might be close so I kept running, but careful not to break any of the glass salsa containers.  I barely made it. WOO HOO.  Mission accomplished.  Then we got back in teh car and drove to a roadside citrus stand.  I got two grapefruits.  Then we went to the outlets and I look at the Nike store.  I ended up spending about $50 on two pair of shorts, 6 pairs of socks, bright colored shoe strings, and a shirt.  After that we went to the Walgreens to pick up ice and Stephanie needed some cigarettes.  When we got back to the resort we made hot ham and cheese sandwiches.  Everyone else ate the three types of salsa.  We played 5 rounds of Boggle with Stephanie as the champion, then Hoopla, then went to the hot tub.  when we got back we played three games of LCR.  Bev won the first game and Stephanie won the 2nd and 3rd games.  By that time it was after 11:00 so we decided to go to bed. 

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