Last weekend @michaelgadhia, @libby, @rachelmichele95, @tomis, @willmh, and @gabe went on a Wings trip to St. Augustine! This was a part of Liberty’s Wings goal, which is to become fluent in Spanish. We all left school on Friday morning and returned Sunday evening.
Here’s a little explanation of the city by Wikipedia:
“St. Augustine is the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement within the borders of the continental United States. Saint Augustine was founded on September 8, 1565, by Spanish admiral Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, Florida’s first governor. He named the settlement “San Agustín“, as his ships bearing settlers, troops, and supplies from Spain had first sighted land in Florida eleven days earlier on August 28, the feast day of St. Augustine.
The city served as the capital of Spanish Florida for over 200 years, and became the capital of British East Florida when the territory briefly changed hands between Spain and Britain. Spain ceded Florida to the United States in 1819, and when the treaty was ratified in 1821, St. Augustine was designated the capital of the Florida Territory until Tallahassee was made the capital in 1824. Since the late 19th century, St. Augustine’s distinct historical character has made the city a major tourist attraction, and it is also the headquarters for the Florida National Guard.”
Here’s an overview of our weekend:
- Leave school at 9:30
- Arrive in St. Augustine around 4:30
- Go to Kona Skate Park. I watched Gabe and Will skate.
- Go to bed
- Leave in the morning for St. Augustine
- Military Hospital Tour
- Look around the Fort
- Lunch + Dessert
- Stroll through the city
- Go to the beach
- Out to dinner
- Kona skate park
- Drive in the car all day.
Sorry about the lack of details, but I’m in a bit of a hurry.