Birthday In One Of My Favorite Towns

 I promise I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth!   I do plan on being back to blogging full time very soon.
Last week my sweet husband took me to St. Augustine for a few days to celebrate my birthday.  It had been years since we visited this wonderful historic town and previous trips had been just for the day.  Staying several days gave us the opportunity to really explore and enjoy all that St. Augustine has to offer.

One of our favorite days was spent visiting the lighthouse and the keepers house.  The house is beautiful and just look at the magnificient oak trees. Make sure and take the tour included in the admission price.  The guide showed us areas not seen by those self touring.
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Everyone visiting St Augustine must visit the historic town center.

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My birthday lunch was at the Columbia, a restaurant that is close to my heart and brings back wonderful childhood memories,   The first Columbia restaurant was in Ybor City, just outside Tampa.  Growing up this was a favorite restaurant and dad would take me each year for my Birthday. I felt so grown up sitting in this beautiful restaurant sipping a Shirley Temple beside my handsome dad. .

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We stopped by the Seafood Festival and everything looked yummy….except the alligator and conch which I passed on!

I hope you enjoyed the tour of St Augustine and a big THANKS to my amazing husband for a wonderful birthday.



10 thoughts on “Birthday In One Of My Favorite Towns”

  1. Glad you had a wonderful birthday in that fabulous city!…..I love the Columbia restaurant….we seem to go there whenever we are in St Augustine…my niece lives in SA and loves it there….such a charming and historic city. Glad it also brought back memories of lunch with your dad….

  2. Well, ♪ ♫ happy birthday to you ♪ ♫!!! St. A is one of my favorite places too. Someday I hope to get there once again, but if not…..I have your lovely pictures!!
    Conch and 'gator are good eating IF the preparer knows what they are doing! Everything else looked good too ;^)
    Have a blessed "new" year!

  3. Happy belated Birthday Sherry! I'm so happy you had a little getaway. We stopped in St. Augustine on our way down to your home last summer and ever since have wanted to go back for a stay. Wonderful city!
    Looking forward to seeing you back at blogging soon.

  4. Happy Birthday! Taking a trip to St. Augustine sounds like a wonderful gift. I've been there numerous times myself because I love it so much. There is so much to see and do there. I've been to that lighthouse and keepers house before. I've never been to that restaurant though. Looks delicious. Hope you are doing well.

  5. Hi Sherry, glad I found this post. We have been to St. Augustine many times as my SIL and her hubby lived 40 mins. away for many years. I love the quaint, historic town. We never did get to the lighthouse though. I am so glad you had such a nice birthday visit! Belated happy birthday!!!!

  6. This is one town I have always wanted to visit. My sister was there a few years ago and raved about it. I actually almost attended Flagler College there in St. Augustine. It sounds like you had a wonderful day Sherry. Wishing you a happy belated birthday!
    XO Barbara

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