The latest issue of Coastal Living Magazine named St. Augustine, Florida in the top 5 for happiest seaside towns in America.
For today’s Friday field trip, I am taking you on a lighthouse visit – one of my happy places during a recent weekend visit to the “Nation’s Oldest City” in the Northeast part of Florida.
Completed in 1874, after taking three years to build, the lighthouse is St. Augustine’s first and oldest surviving brick structure and rises 165 feet above sea level.
Walking past the nine windows in the lighthouse provided beautiful panoramic views as I ascended the 8 flights of cast iron spiral stairs – a total of 219 steps.
This is what one of the windows looks like from the inside…now, check out some of the views to the outside!
I was able to make it to the observation deck at the top of the lighthouse just before an impending lightning storm cut my visit short.
The lightning storm was probably a good thing – no telling how many photos I would have taken if I was given the opportunity!
I hope you enjoyed sharing my visit to the St. Augustine lighthouse on today’s Friday field trip. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!
Remember to take pleasure in simple things, Jackie