The Lily Book Tour heads to Saint Augustine FL! The oldest city in America…Blog 1 of 2 for SA

March 15th, 2018 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo fellow Basset Hound and Saint Augustine Lovers…We are certainly lovers of this old and enchanting city.  What a wonderful visit we had.

After lots and lots of research for dog friendly lodging I landed on the Old City House Inn and Restaurant.


OK, let’s get this out of the way.  Yes, it is haunted and Grandma saw a ghost.

It used to be a military fort.  Grandma saw the Spanish soldier.  She said that he was very nice.  Just standing there.  He turned around and left her room.  She was not scared.  She saw him the first night we where there.

YouTube Video that explains the haunting 8 minutes long

Grandma had never seen this video.

So back tracking a little bit.  We checked in just in time for our wine and cheese party. This patio was right around the corner from my room and the Inn Keepers do all of the gardening.  They even grow the most beautiful orchards.  It was just perfect to unwind from our drive in from Lauderdale by the Sea.


After our wine and cheese we decided to explore the oldest city in America and it was like we were in a fairy tail!  Oh it was so much fun.  This picture is taken on the oldest street in America.  It is called Aviles Street.  If you look right behind me on the left you will see the restaurant Cellar 6. 

It was a Saturday night and the beautiful people were arriving to this extremely hip and trendy place.  (Including us…hahaha)


We were just early enough to snag a table outside with Daisy Lynn. Just our wonderful luck.


This picture does not really do the place justice so here is an artist rendering of what it really looked like.  The green umbrella is where we were sitting.  Wow!


All the carriage rides come down this street…


Dinner was AhhhhhMAZING…


Daisy Lynn was a huge attraction as you can imagine.  After dinner we walked back to our enchanted and haunted B&B.  The city was sparkling with twinkling lights and you could hear the horses clopping along.  People were laid back window shopping and there was a warm breeze coming off the ocean.  Just magic.

This is the Lightner Museum…It is right across the street from our B&B. See the round tree to the left with the peak of the roof lit up?  That is our Old City House Inn.  Location, location, location baby doll…

Old Hotel Alcazar now Lightner Museum, St. Augustine, Florida

Then it was off to bed.  We were all dog tired and ready to jump into dreams…


Dreaming of more exploring tomorrow…and soldier ghosts…

Part 2 of St. Augustine coming soon…


More loving our Saint Augustine later…Cat, Grandma, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB exploring right along with us…)

PS read my downside to Saint Augustine in the comment section…

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