The next day we started off on the right foot by going to a wine tasting at San Sebastian Winery. We tasted until Deb got a bit dizzy. We purchased two bottles of wine. We then went a few blocks down the street to Villa Zorayda. This is a reproduction of the famous villa in Alhambra, Spain. This place was amazing. The owner purchased furniture and art from Europe and Asia. We wish that we could show you, but no photos were allowed. We then went to St. Augustine beach for a picnic. The breeze was great and the temperature was about 80.
The next day, after a late stop and a visit to McDonald's, we went to Fort Matanzas National Monument, which is well south of St. Augustine. We took a pontoon boat to the fort on Rattlesnake Island. This small Spanish fort guarded the inter coastal waterway from any ships coming upstream towards St. Augustine. We climbed to the top, through a very small opening. We heard all about the history of this fort from a docent, dressed as a Spanish soldier.