Mission Nombre de Dios
This view from the parking lot at Nombre de Dios shows that not every day in Florida is warm and sunny . . . actually I’ve had quite a few of the opposite. That gray sky/cool breeze ambiance can be welcoming and peaceful as long as there are no storm-clouds or torrent downpours involved (been there, done that too) or tornado warnings (I’ve also experienced those). At least you can duck into the chapel and wait for the rain to stop if you don’t want to attempt running to your car waaaaaaay back in the parking lot. Just be warned, everyone else is probably going to be hiding in the chapel too. And it’s not that big!
St. Augustine Lighthouse
You’ll find many interesting and beautiful things at the St. Augustine Lighthouse, including this quaint structure. Research indicates it may have once served as sleeping quarters for members of the Coast Guard. Whatever the case, its size pales in comparison to the lighthouse tower directly behind it. The lighthouse grounds include storage buildings, the keeper’s quarters, the gift shop and museum, and many interesting exhibits.
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