I Found The Fountain of Youth

This week we took a trip to St. Augustine, FL, in search of something new.
We came to find the Fountain of Youth, as many often do.

We wandered around the intracoastal city, marveling at its past,
Until we the spotted notorious, ancient landmarks at last!

We discovered Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest fort around.
But this wasn't the only piece of history we found.

An 18th-century schoolhouse, hand-crafted out of wood.

lighthouse with a breathtaking view from the top where we stood.

Then to St. Augustine Beach, to sink our toesies in the sand,
and cherish the sun and surf, hoping to get tanned.

I found the Fountain of Youth, fascinating as it was back then.

But, it was the searching for it with my family that made me feel young again!

{I am on blog leave through Sunday night. Enjoying sunny Florida!
See you on Monday!}



  1. Pretty cool place! Been there a few times. Great pictures Leslie:) Throw me some of that fountain of youth too!

  2. It looks like a beautiful trip!!! Hope you have...can't wait to see more pics!!!

  3. Thanks for sharing your pics. My 2 daughters life just to the north in Jacksonville. I love that area.

  4. Oh how fun! St. Augustine is such a neat city. Hope you guys have a great time in sunny Florida!

  5. Thanks for taking us all along your sight-seeing, looks wonderful! Enjoy your time, like I even have to say that, what a great place to enjoy family time.

    Glad you found the real fountain of youth!
    Hugs to you!

  6. Enjoy, my friend. Missing you but I'm off fb these days and very light on blogger due to Miss A's senior year's happenings. Have a glorious time in MY Florida. hehehehe Hope we get to talk soon.

  7. I LOVE LOVE St. Augustine! Been there a million times and am yearning to go back!


    Lou Cinda

  8. Awwww, Leslie, that's great you are on vacation! Have a blast. Susan

  9. That looks like such a fun trip and you are getting perfect weather! It is hailing outside as I type this so I am trying desperately not to be jealous! :-)

  10. Enjoy!! Wish I was there!!!!

  11. Okay, I admit, completely jealous! Enjoy your holiday!

  12. Oh, I was just there two weeks ago! Beautiful city. Enjoy your vacation :)

  13. I love St Augustine! Enjoy your trip and time with your family.

  14. I LOVE ST. AUGUSTINE!!!! I got married there in June 1999 and stayed at the Alexander Homestead Bed & Breakfast for my honeymoon!!!!
    That's when I fell in love with Victorian, Romantic, lace, crystal, etc. decorating!!!!! I just love the old city of St Augustine.... it is my dream place.
    Nice to meet you,

  15. Oh, how fun!
    My family went To St. Augustine when I was in 6th grade. Of course, the most memorable things from that trip were: Ripley's Believe it or Not, The horse-drawn carriages, and swimming in a motel pool in the sun - singing a (then) current hit commercial theme fro the Bahamas. ROFL!

    The things you remember from childhood :)

    (I tried to find that crazy video on You Tube to share the commercial earworm with everyone...but sadly I can't seem to find it. It was a pretty woman standing in a swimming pool moving her right hand to the right, then left to the left, like the "Showcase Girls" did on The Price is Right. She was signing, "Oooh, eee, yeah, Bahamas! Lookie here, Lookie there!" as I recall - LOL!)

    Thanks for sharing your very fun trip with us!

  16. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos & your creative "poetic" talents. Have a wonderful time with your family.

  17. BEAUTIFUL pictures! I'm glad you had a great time with your family. :-)

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