We got a nice email from Kevin from Jacksonville,FL who wanted to invite us over, but it said… “It would be cool to have you stop by, but I am currently living in Afghanistan. It would be so uncool to have your family drive here.” Yeah – we agree. Kabul or the Florida beaches? Further south we go…
What’s the oldest city in America?
Yep, that’s what they say. First thing we found was a park with a carousel. Bode rode 3 times. Next we went to the historic downtown. We parked next to a small median park with a few cannons. Bode now has to go around and climb on all of them. He pretends to load them, add gunpowder, light them. Then he runs off ducks and yells ‘fire in the hole!’. Usually I’ll cover my head and wait for his explosion sound. It’s pretty funny when others in the park duck and cover their heads, too.
We went through the market area and enjoyed it. It’s kind of Spanish colonial with cobblestone streets, has a tropical feel and lot’s of tourist milling about.
Castillo de San Marcos was a big hit… it had lots of cannons, a drawbridge, and stories about pirates. The kid loves pirates.