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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Aunt Abby and Grandma Genie visit - Old St. Augustine Jail and General Store tour

This Thursday, Grandma Genie and Aunt Abby flew down to Jacksonville to visit!

Andrea picked them up late on Thursday, so we didn't tell the kids they were coming. Friday morning, the kids went about their normal morning routine and Andrea and Paige took Connor to school. When they got back, Abby and Grandma surprised Paige and spent the day with her. Grandma Genie surprised Connor when he got of the bus and then he was surprised to find Abby at home after he walked back from the bus stop.

The kids have been having so much fun with them. They have been playing with them constantly and have been very cute together.

On Saturday morning we went to Connor's soccer game at 10.

Afterwards, we went to Old St. Augustine for lunch and ate at Cruisers.

After lunch we walked down St. George's street and Grandma bought the kids some colorful jewelry. Connor loved his rainbow colored necklace and bracelet. Paige got a pink bracelet and a mermaid princess toy.

Next, it was the moment that Connor's been waiting for! We went to the Old Jail and took the tour of the jail and general store.

Paige had trouble keeping quiet throughout the tour, so we locked her in a jail cell by herself.

Well, just for a picture or two. Grandma took her out to walk around and go potty while the rest of us finished the tour.

Connor loved looking in all the jail cells and at everything. He got kind of freaked out a few times. Once, I bumped a metal table and he got really startled and had to run out of the cell block.

After the jail tour, we wandered around and looked at some of the funny stuff in the area.

Abby got Connor a very cool Sheriff's badge.

Then, it was time for a tour of the General Store. The tour guide did a nice job of showcasing all the items and presenting it as if we were all back in the early 1900's.

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