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The Ancient City – St. Augustine

​A few days later, we headed to St. Augustine to see this ancient city.

RVing in St. Augustine, Florida | | MOTM VLOG #21

​St. Augustine’s claim to fame is that it is “Oldest City in America.”

Technically, (according to Wikipedia) it is “the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement within the borders of the contiguous United States.”

It is home to the Castillo de San Marcos, which is like the oldest fort in America. It’s star-shaped fortress is really cool, and although we did not go inside we were able to walk around it for free. 

We also toured the tourist areas, saw Flagler College, and saw the original city gate and wall. You could not enter the city without passing the guard at those gates. Overall it was really interesting and we would highly recommend checking it out. We wished we were so pressed for time and could explore more!

Travel Stage:  After Jacksonville we head to St. Augustine for a night.
Date Range:  Jan 3 – Jan 4, 2016
Summary: Tom’s parents were on their way down from Michigan to their house in Florida, so we then met up with them in St. Augustine. The hotel where they stayed let us park (for free) on an empty lot they owned on Villano Beach! Although the weather was rainy and cool, we still had fun exploring this historic town.

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About Tom and Caitlin Morton

Tom & Caitlin Morton of Mortons on the Move gave up the stationary life for one where they are constantly on the move. They are full-time travelers, television hosts, and digital media producers.
They left their jobs, sold their house and possessions, and hit the road in September 2015 in their full-time “home on wheels”. Since then they have traveled the US, Canada, and even internationally by RV.
Now, they are Discovery Channel & PBS TV Co-stars of “Go North” on Amazon Prime Video, co-founders and instructors of RV Masterclass, and contributing authors for Hwy.co and an Arizona travel guide.

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