31 Days of Summer: IMAX 3D Movie

31 Days IMAX 3D

Hi, Simply St. Augustine friends! This post is part of my 31 Days of Summer in St. Augustine series. I've done all the research so you can kick back & have fun this summer! Get lots of ideas- click here! It was a rainy summer day... again.  The littles needed to get out of the house and the indoor Burger King playground wasn't gonna cut it.  It was a perfect day to experience a 3D movie at the IMAX Theater at World Golf Village. World Golf's IMAX shows 3D documentary movies {1 hour} and also Hollywood special feature movies.  Right now you can choose between … [Read more...]

St. Augustine’s Old Jail

Oldest Jail in the USA

It's a whole new kind of put-prisoners-to-work program... The Old Jail in St. Augustine has prisoners from the 1890's keeping the grounds, guiding tours and even entertaining the kids! Our family headed to The Old Jail last weekend to check out this local attraction.  At first, Georgia Anne (4) was afraid to go to jail... by the time we left, she was begging to go back!!  Hopefully she outgrows that... When you arrive to the Old Jail part of the Old Town Trolley complex, a clock shows what time the next tour will start.  You'll likely have plenty of time to walk … [Read more...]

Lightner Museum

Tiffany Glass St. Augustine

We were tourists for the weekend and it was July {read: HOT}.  We checked out of The Casa Monica at 11:00 and had dinner reservations at 5:00... what to do?  What to do? The answer was right in front of us... literally!  We headed in to the Lightner Museum- next door to The Casa Monica- for an afternoon of priceless antiques, quirky memorabilia and air conditioning. {I'm not gonna lie, that was our #1 reason.} The Lightner Museum is a collection of Otto Lightner's collections- from grand (Tiffany glass) to silly (walking sticks)!  Housed in the opulent building … [Read more...]

St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum

"Let's jump on board, and cut them to pieces." -Blackbeard Murder, mayhem and mischief.  Pirates have done their part to earn this reputation.  But there is so much more to a pirate's life!  Treasure, for one, and weapons and cargo and battles and divine rescues...  The St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum offers a real glimpse of a pirate's life, treasure and tools of the trade.  Hurry aboard, ye lilly-livered land lubbers! The pirate adventure begins once you spot the Jolly Roger.  (Note the stocks in the center of the photo below- fun photo op!)  Before you … [Read more...]

A Rainy Night in St. Augustine

I Love walking in the rain... St. Augustine, FL

The great thing about rain in Florida is it's usually hard and fast... then it's over.  Humidity is scrubbed from the air- I savor the fresh scent and rain-kissed leaves that surround me. "I am sure it is a great mistake always to know enough to go in when it rains.  One may keep snug and dry by such knowledge, but one misses a world of loveliness." -Adeline Knapp Wine & chocolate tasting, dinner with friends, a walk in the rain... this is friendship, this is love. We shared laughter and fears.  Exhorted each other to trust God for wisdom in the hard times and … [Read more...]

IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame

World Golf Hall of Fame St Augustine FL

Too much sun?  Too much rain?  Too much walking?  Here's your solution: Catch a movie at the World Golf Hall of Fame's IMAX Theater. The huge screen & digital projection makes any movie larger than life- add 3D to your show and it's not just a movie, it's an experience. Choose your own adventure!  Our children's favorite so far is an undersea movie that explored coral reefs and other sea life.  Others offered right now include Rescue 3D, Born to be Wild, and Everest.  Several shows are always offered, many in 3D. Special Engagements (full-length Hollywood … [Read more...]

Rainy Day Getaway!

Burger King CR 210 St Augustine

Some days it's rainy or smokey or just too hot to be outside.  On one of those days, we discovered the Burger King play area off CR 210. It may seem ridiculous to post about a fast food restaurant on a travel blog... but there are days that littles just need to move.  And if you need some indoor space to do that, the new, clean BK may fit the bill. During the smoke-laden wildfire days of Spring 2011 , we grabbed breakfast sandwiches and enjoyed the tunnels and slides for a couple of hours. GPS Address: 141 Gateway Cir, St Johns, FL 32259   Chik fil A … [Read more...]