|The blue painters tape was something I read was a good toy to keep kids entertained...it worked pretty good.|
I was so tired after an early morning (4:30), and the long day of traveling that I just wanted to crash when we got to Roy's parents house. We unloaded all of our luggage and prayed that Finn would be ok sleeping in a strange place. Of course he really fought it that first night. He didn't fall asleep until around 9:00, when it got dark, and woke with the sun at 5:30...ughhh. Needless to say he slept nearly the whole car ride to St. Augustine.
I'm always joking with Roy that we never do anything touristy when we go to visit Fl. So this time I made sure we got to see that side of Florida. Roy suggested a day trip up to St. Augustine, which is the oldest European settlement in the United States (a good 55 years before the British settlement of Jamestown). I can't pass up a good old historical sight, so off we went.
Thought Finn's lighthouse sticker was cute.
We decided to take a good ol' nap at the hotel before we ventured back out for the day. The hotel was our saving grace for the day. The room was dark and quiet just the way he liked it, and he slept really well, to the delight of his parents who also enjoyed a nap.
Once well rested we headed out to the fort that the Spanish had built. Finn and daddy enjoyed all the old cannons...especially this "Finn" sized one.
That night we made a short trip up the coast to see one of Roy's good friends and his family. The kids played at the park (Finn was more interested on chewing the rubber pieces on the ground really, while we enjoyed a good pizza and good company.
This is as good a place to stop for the night. I'll get to more of our adventures in Florida tomorrow.