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Saint Augustine

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We visited St. Augustine, FL, on the NE coast, slated to be the oldest city in the US. The architecture is Spanish Colonial and the town is full of narrow alleyways for pedestrians only with tons of restaurants, and yes, plenty of shopping. It’s famous for the Bridge of Lions, 2 marble lions that guard the entrance to the city. The 1695 Fort, Castillo de San Marcos, is complete with a moat! We hope to take the boat there someday. There are many spots to anchor in the waterways there.



The Space Coast

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We decided to visit the Kennedy Space Center and watch the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launch on June 25, 2019 @ 2:30 AM EDT. You can watch the launch from the main grounds with your admission ticket or for around $200 you can sit on bleachers and watch the launch up close. We met a lot of people who planned to stay for the launch, but we decided to watch from our hotel's beach. We set an alarm and had a good view of the launch and of the boosters returning to launch site.













Palm Beach

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So we've learned to tell the difference between a Bentley and a Rolls Royce, a Ferrari versus a Lamborghini versus a Maserati because they are so common here. But we still won't stay at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, which opened in 1896 (Jan really wanted to). It's definitely worth a look, though....












The Bahamas

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I took Jan to the Bahamas for her birthday. We've never been on a cruise. There is a cruise line that leaves from Lake Worth, Palm Beach and crosses to Freeport, Bahamas overnight. This is the same route we plan to take in our boat, so it was nice to experience the crossing albeit in a lot bigger vessel.




















Miami Beach

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The Gold Coast - Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach are the "fanciest" areas in the state.