The Sunday Salon: St. Augustine Photos and More

As I mentioned before, we spent last weekend in St. Augustine.  Before getting to my week in reading, I wanted to share some photos with you. [The pictures look blurry in this post and don’t on my computer and I’m not really sure why.]

Our Inn
St. Augustine Lighthouse
The Spanish Quarter

St. George Street

For more pictures, click here.

We had a great time. It was very cold. Even the visiting northerners were complaining. But we still did our sight seeing and took in a lot of wonderful history in this 400 year old city. We also went on a haunted pub tour and, on the way home, we drove down A1A and we were so distracted by the gorgeous ocean drive that we took it all the way to Daytona before cutting across the state.  St. Augustine is a cute little city and I can’t wait to go back for a warmer weekend.

The Books

I did not have as much time to read this week as I would have liked, but I did manage to finish two books: The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening by LJ Smith and The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson.

I tried to start The Eye of The World by Robert Jordan but I didn’t make it very far. I’m not sure if it’s my kind of book, but I will give it another try when I’m in the right mood.

I posted one review: The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray. I must say, it was a refreshing change to write a negative review.

This week, I plan on starting East of Eden by John Steinbeck and Julie and Julia by Julie Powell. I also hope to get to the second Vampire Diaries book before it’s due back to the library.

12 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon: St. Augustine Photos and More

  1. Kelly January 17, 2010 / 2:08 pm

    I don’t think reading the second Vampire Diaries book will take long. LJ Smith is one of my favorite guilty pleasures. I also liked her Secret Circle books. 🙂


  2. Dominique January 17, 2010 / 7:07 pm

    What a pretty area! I love the photo of the lighthouse and how you’ve framed it coming through the trees. The inn you stayed at looks nice too. Does the show The Vampire Diaries follow the books closely? I’ve never read them and I’m curious about them, but at the same time if I start up ANOTHER vampire series I think I’m going to get some teasing from Phil and my family!


    • Michelle January 18, 2010 / 10:45 pm

      Ben took the photo so I get no credit.

      It somewhat follows the books, but the show is much better. And I understand you with the vampire series. But I just let them judge. 😛


  3. Vishy January 17, 2010 / 9:31 pm

    Nice pictures! Glad to know that you had a wonderful anniversary weekend! The inn you stayed looks quite beautiful!


    • Michelle January 18, 2010 / 10:43 pm

      Thanks. The inn was beautiful. And built in 1791 so it has character.


  4. trish January 17, 2010 / 9:38 pm

    I hope you’re reading East of Eden for the Classic Reads Book Club! 🙂

    By the way, Michelle, I just wanted to mention I sent you an email. Hopefully it doesn’t go to your spam!


    • Michelle January 18, 2010 / 10:42 pm

      I am reading it for Classic Reads Book Club. 🙂


  5. Sandra January 21, 2010 / 12:08 pm

    I love St. Augustine, always stopped on our way further south for many years. Thanks for the photos.
    I’m sure you’ll enjoy East of Eden.


  6. Ariel/Sycorax Pine January 23, 2010 / 3:39 pm

    What gorgeous photos! Where is the evocatively named St. Augustine? (And how is it pronounced? I always hesitate over which of the standard pronunciations of Augustine to use…)


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