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St. Augustine trips

Donna Warlick (View posts)
Posted: 15 May 2003 7:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Sister takes a trip...


When we lived in Jacksonville in the early 1940's we took a trip down to St. Augustine one Sunday. As we drove along the highway between Jacksonville Beach and St. Augustine my stepfather would point out the anti-aircraft guns hidden in the sand dunes along the beach. We felt sorry for the poor soldiers who had to man those guns.
We visited the oldest schoolhouse and the old fort. We walked around the town and had an enjoyable day.
When I was in high school in Havana, Florida our Junior-Senior trips were always to St. Augustine and Marineland. We left Havana early in the morning on school buses. This was in 1948-1949. We stopped at the Suwannee River for a picnic lunch. We went on to Marineland, then spent the night in St. Augustine Beach. On Saturday we were turned loose in the town and went to the old fort, schoolhouse and other attractions. We returned home about l0.00 p.m.
Most of us had spent all our money and were some pretty tired kids when we got home.

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