Bob's favorite - The Columbia Restaurant
While in St. Augustine, we stayed at the beautiful Anastasia State Park, right along the beach. Although we didn’t get a chance to walk the beach the day of Bob’s birthday, we did so the next morning. It was so windy, that even with Bob’s goggles, it was difficult for him. So we went off a short distance to visit Fort Matanzas.
They certainly don't make them like this anymore!By 1513, the Spanish had established a wealthy overseas empire in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Venezuela and Peru. They knew the best route for travel was along the Gulf Steam, and thus claimed Florida.
The US got Florida in 1821 and renamed the Castillo Fort Marion and used it to house Indian prisoners during the Seminole War of 1935 – 1842. Confederate troops used it briefly during the Civil War & Indians captured in western military campaigns were held there later on. The fort was last used during the Spanish-American War as a military prison.