Saturday, May 23, 2015

Jedi Goes to St. Augustine

Pepper and Jedi taking a break
It was a difficult week. Jedi and I needed some down time, so when my dear friend D said "Let's take the dogs to St. Augustine" I just had to say yes! I packed some water and a travel bowl in to Jedi's backpack and met D and her old girl, Pepper, at their place. We took the scenic route, driving along the coastline. The view was breathtaking! 30 minutes later we ended up in St. Augustine's historical district. The weather was warm and clear, with low humidity and a nice breeze. We couldn't have planned for a nicer day.

Unfortunately, there aren't many dog-friendly shops along St. George Street, so much of the day was spent window shopping and strolling the cobble stone roads. (I'm not complaining!) One notable exception is Faux Paws near the City Gate. This store has recently changed owners and the new place is fun and dog friendly. Stop in and say hi! And if you take your dog to the historic district, go hungry. Unlike the shops, many of the restaurants welcome dogs. In fact, Faux Paws gave us a 10% discount to Pizzalley's Chianti Room. How cool is that?

Across from the historic district is Castillo de San Marcos -- the country's oldest masonry fort and one of my favorite places to go when travelling dog-free. In front of the fort is a large, grassy park. D brought a sheet and we just laid under a tree in the park and daydreamed with the pups before heading home. What a great way to decompress. Who wants to go with us next time? -- K

Jedi with the Castillo de San Marcos in the background