Wednesday, August 22, 2018

5th Wedding Anniversary in St. Augustine, Florida

Good afternoon my dears,

Can't believe its already almost the end of summer, can you? 

One important event on our summer calendar is our wedding anniversary. This year we celebrated five years of marriage and almost eight years together. Since its a milestone anniversary, we decided to pack the car and head to sunny St. Augustine, Florida for a week of sun, sand, sea, and sightseeing. Here's a few pictures from our anniversary trip that I'd like to remember.

We stayed in an adorable oceanside and poolside condo. Each morning we'd get up early, put on our bathing suits, pack our beach bag, and spend a few hours beside the sea side.

Then we'd head to the pool to swim for a little bit before heading back to get ready for a day of sightseeing. This is the view of the pool from our third floor balcony. 

On our fifth wedding anniversary we decided to have lunch at Columbia Restaurant. Its a family owned and operated restaurant, since 1905. The food and atmosphere were superb, with old-time Spanish renaissance décor, an atrium, and a water fountain. 

Afterwards, we walked through the charming streets of St. Augustine to Flagler College. Listed as a national historic landmark, Flagler College, was built by railroad magnate, Henry M. Flagler in 1888, and is considered to be one of the finest examples of Spanish Renaissance architecture in the nation. 

As we were walking we saw this dreamy MG.

The Lightner Museum, built in 1888 by Henry M. Flagler, is home to many gilded age antiques and a magnificent courtyard. 

The majestic Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, established in 1565, has the oldest continuous congregation in the nation. The aura inside was indescribable, you could feel the joy of baptisms and weddings, and the sorrows of funerals and prayers.

The necklace I was wearing was made as an anniversary gift to me. A silver chain with wooden beads to represent our wooden anniversary. 

Castillo de San Marcos, is the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States, built to protect and defend. 

I used to spend every summer out on the water boating and jet skiing with family and family friends until my dad got sick. So whenever we're near a marina we go visit and I get nostalgic for summers past. 

In the evenings we'd come back to the condo for baked potatoes (something simple to make) and go watch the sunset on the beach. It was the perfect mid-summer week away to celebrate our fifth wedding anniversary. 

Our 5th Wedding Anniversary Home Movie

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Pamela said...

Your pictures are great. My son and daughter law live very close to Saint Augustine Florida . Thanks for the information. We have our 47th Wedding Anniversary this year.

Sherry said...

Well, you are definitely making me feel like a trip to Saint Augustine is a must since we live fairly close. Maybe next summer. You guys really know how to celebrate the big (and small) occasions in style. I love it! ❤

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful way to celebrate your anniversary!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Nadia Marie said...

What a lovely anniversary trip! You're lucky your anniversary is in summer and you could enjoy such beautiful days in St Augustine! Love all the photos of the architecture there and glad you got to eat at the Columbia Restaurant. Their food is amazing! I've been to the one in St. Armands Key many times and it never disappoints.

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